Brac, Uvala Stipanska
This popular little anchorage is located on the western shore of Brac at its northern end to the west of the entrance into the village of Bobovisca where the shore is south facing. The wide entrance to this bay leads to a narrowing inlet with low tree lined shores which like other moorings and anchorages in the area is popular for those transiting the Splitska Vrata or heading out from or back to the nearby charter bases of Split and Trogir.
During our visit there was no room to anchor so we looked in and moved on, though in reality we could have stopped and made the effort to take the necessary line ashore (the bay is too narrow to have many boats swinging freely) had we intended to stay for anything more than a short lunch break.
The location seems pleasant, though perhaps overly busy given its convenient location and offers reasonable shelter except for southerly winds and south-westerly winds. The marine engineering business run by the family Sauer which used to occupy the farm building at the back of the bay has now moved to Milna. There were mooring buoys available in front of the house and some ground tackle may still lie in that area (blocks and chains).
Shelter: Good with the exception of southerly and SWly winds
Depths: 3-23 metres
Bottom: Sand and weed
Holding: reported as good - take a line ashore as the anchorage has limited space.
Hazards: There are submerged rocks located on the western shore and the risk of snaring disused ground tackle closer to the back of the inlet.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
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