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Blace
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Blace anchorage from W

The hamlet of Blace and its associated anchorage are situated in the Neretvanski Kanal, the channel between the mainland and the Peljesac Peninsular on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The settlement lies two miles SE of the entrance to the Neretva River, the largest river in the Adriatic. The surroundings here are idyllic, but the entrance to the anchorage has depths of only 2.5 metres and it is therefore only suitable for relatively shallow draft yachts and in settled weather.

Charts

British Admiralty
1574
Croatian
100-21
Imray
M25

Weather

Diurnal winds along the coast are mostly moderate during the summer months, predominantly from NW and rarely exceeding force 4/5. At night, katabatic winds off the mountains are a feature of some of the harbours along the NE Adriatic coast. During early spring and (especially) autumn conditions can be more unsettled, occasionally accompanied by violent thunderstorms - luckily of short duration - with winds of 30-35 knots or more and vicious, steep seas. In the winter the sudden, violent N wind off the mountains, the bora, is much to be feared, especially along the Velebitski channel. It tends to blow less strongly S of Zadar.

Equally prevalent in winter - although not uncommon in summer - is the scirocco, a S/SE wind that blows up from North Africa, usually in advance of a depression moving E across the Mediterranean. Unlike the bora, the scirocco only occasionally exceeds gale force, but is still a phenomenon to be wary of, especially if on a lee coast.

For sources of weather forecasting, see Croatia.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

In the approach from N, it is important to give a good clearance to the shallows extending nearly a mile off the mouth of the Neretva River two miles NW of Blace. The anchorage is partly protected by two small islands, the larger of which, Otocic Skoljic, has a light structure on top. The entrance channel is to the E of Otocic Skoljic and care is needed since, although the channel has depths for much of its length of 5.0 - 6.0 metres, there is only 2.5 metres immediately E of the island.

Berthing

Small craft in the lagoon at Blace

It may be possible for a yacht drawing under 2.0 metres to lie alongside the short pier if there is space. Depths here range from 2.0 metres at the root to 3.0 metres at the end. It is not possible to proceed past the pier and into the lagoon behind owing to limited depths and overhead cables.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Once past the island, it is possible to anchor in deeper water between it and the short pier extending off the village to the NNE. The depths here are 6.0 - 7.0 metres and the holding is excellent in mud.

Yacht Repairs and Services

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

None.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The lagoon inland from the anchorage is a haven of tranquility and well worth walking around.

Grocery & Supply Stores

A single provisions shop in the hamlet.

Eateries

None.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

None.

Garbage Disposal

None.

Transportation

None.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

Links to relevant websites.

For other useful websites, see Croatia.

References & Publications

See Croatia.

Comments

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Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Blace and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 20:51, 8 August 2011 (BST)



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Names: Haiqu, Athene of Lymington


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