Brac, Sidriste Bobovicse, Buoys
A couple of km north of the bay containing the town and harbour of Milna on the western shore of Brac you will find the narrow inlet of Uvala Bobovicse. Running inland this inlet forks with potential anchorages to the north (port as you enter) and the town and harbour to the south (starbord as you enter).
The main anchorage can be found in the northern arm (port as you enter), which is reported as having good holding in mud with depths ranging from 2-5 metres. Also in the northern arm of the inlet are around 30 buoys managed by Sidristre (Anchorage) Bobovicse. These are laid in a line along the southern side of the inlet and are set relatively close together (7 metres apart), requiring you to pick up a stern line (attached to the buoy by a pick up line) as you moor. This will ensure your position in the mooring.
These moorings are charged at rates of between 100kn/day for a 10m boat and 300kn/day for a 17+ metre boat.
This inlet provides good all around shelter though a swell might build during a Tramontana (northerly wind, like a bora). Generally though the inlet is a secure location with clean waters providing good snorkelling and swimming and a quite and pleasant environment to moor up in.
The buoys are rated to take boats of up to 18.2 metres in length and are located less than 150m walk via a shore path, or tender ride, from the main centre of the village of Bobovicse in the southern arm of the inlet. There you will find several cafe/restaurants and a shop. The Konoba Vala, overlooking the harbour wall, was lively, well frequented and during our visit played music through till around 21:30 before falling silent. The Grill Nazor restaurant was closed during our visit in early July 2009.
In addition to the restaurants there is toilets and rubbish bins beyond the small park at the head of the bay. There is also a small grocery store and on occasion fresh fish can be bought directly from the town’s small fishing boats.
In the village you will also find a statue and several plaques dedicated to the Croatian Politician, Author and Poet Vladimir Nazor, who’s childhood home was in Bobovicse. To the west towards the sea there are several designated swimming areas, marked by ropes and float lines, this is probably a good thing in what is otherwise a narrow inlet with yachts and other boats passing up and down it.
This quiet little harbour is a fantastic place to stop either simply for a visit to Brac (and it looks as if it might have good potential as a base for walking) or as a convenient stop-over coming to or from any one of the charter bases and main Marina’s on the main shore (ACI Split, ACI Trogir, Kremik, Kastel etc). It is generally quiet, friendly and makes a great alternative for those who do not want to try either ACI Milna or Marina Vlaska in the adjacent and larger town of Milna.
Shelter: Good though swells will build up in south-westerlies and northerlies
Depths: 2-20 metres
Buoys: 32 (rated up to 60ft or 18.2m)
Holding: Lines should be taken ashore to minimise swinging
Hazards: None reported though the inlet and its approaches are entirely unlit.
Services: Several restaurants (all untested) and a small grocery store in the Village.
Fuel Berth: 5nm to the south in Milna
Phone: + 385 (0)91 500 1619
Website: www.sidriste.net (due to be live from Dec 2012)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
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