Sailing Guide

Croatia

Croatia

Characteristics

Description

Winds:

Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura (bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to south along the coast. For example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice in the summer to sail along the coast of Istria became stronger down south, Dalmatia.
  * The Jugo (Scirocco)
  * The Bura (wind from NE)
  * The Nevera strong wind from the west and brings bad weather.
  * The chisel is the wind, whose direction is opposite to that of mistral.
The Bura (Bora) and Jugo-Sirocco (Scirocco Jugo-) are the main winds on Adiat. They are dominant in winter (September-May).
The prevailing wind in summer is the mistral.
The Bora is a cold wind and dry, a NE wind. It blows from the mainland to the Adriatic and take off in clear weather. It starts abruptly and blows in squalls toward the sea is very strong in the Velebit Channel and the Gulf of Trieste.
The Jugo is a warm wind, damp from the E / SE. He is accompanied by heavy clouds and rain. It is not like the Bora and suddenly develops during 36/38 hours. It blows throughout the Adriatic. It may appear in summer and a local wind and is more frequent in the S Adriatic. Between March and June it blows in as the N.
A sudden change of Jugo a violent Bora is not known. This possibility should not be forgotten when the anchorage is open to the NE.

The mistral is a local wind that blows from the sea, often in the summer. It usually starts between 10 am and 11 am and reached its greatest strength between 14h and 15h in the afternoon to stop at sunset. It brings good weather. It is usually accompanied by white clouds.
The Burin, wind NE, was blowing from the coast.
The Tramontana is a kind of Bora is a wind from the N.
The Levante is another type of Bora comes from E.
Pulenat breath of the W and SW of Lebic.
The Nevera is a strong wind blowing from W by gale or storm. Summer storms in the Adriatic are sudden and violent and produce a wave of short duration. Storms in the Adriatic have an advantage: they are not very long and some of them leave a pleasantly cool air.
During periods of high pressure, the Adriatic also has a wind speed of classic offshore winds come during the night and those sea come during the day.

Wifi

Along the Croatian coast, in each village or port, you will find wireless access. Each has a different name (SSID) but for some they are connected to the same payment system. Taking a package for a week or a month you will be able to read weather forecast on Sea-Seek ... The most powerful system in 2011 was WiFi Hotspot found in every port under names (SSID) as Hotspot, Zyxel, Welcome to ... Connection point etc.

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Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska) or Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska is a state in Southern Europe extending from the eastern end of the Alps on its borders north-west and the Pannonian plains north-east to the Adriatic Sea coast south through the mountains of the Dinaric Alps in the center. It is surrounded by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. Its capital Croatia is Zagreb.La coast is dotted with 1185 islands of which 66 inhabited. The wild and little frequented anchorages are numerous.'s 22 marinas of the ICA Club (Adriatic Croatia International Club) offer excellent benefits such as water and electricity on the pontoons, showers, toilets and toilet free open permanently. A technical team provides effective reception upon entry into the port, guide the boat to a place and participates in the docking.
Croatia has 698 islands, 389 islets and 78 reefs which makes the Croatian archipelago the largest in the Adriatic Sea and the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea (the Greek archipelago being the largest). The islands of Croatia totaled 4,058 km of coastline.

Weather:

In Croatia there are two climatic zones: moderate continental climate and partly the mountain climate inside the country, while the whole coastal region enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate with many sunny days, dry summers warm, mild winters and wet. Average temperature at the edge of the sea: 6-11 degrees Celsius in January and 27 degrees Celsius in August. The average temperature of the sea is 12 degrees Celsius in winter and 25 degrees Celsius in summer.

Navigation:

Navigation is generally easy except at night because there are very few lights and thousands of islands. For long journeys it is better to go out to the open sea and sail well clear of the coast.

Meteo:

Weather reports in Croatian, English, Italian and German for the territory of the Croatian coast (territorial waters) are issued every 10 minutes, plus News at 7:00, 13:00 and 19:00 (local time). They inform the general situation and give a short weather forecast for the next 24 hours as well as information on atmospheric pressure air.
Broadcast on:
   * VHF-Channel 73 for northern Adriatic / western part of Istria
   * VHF-Channel 69 in North Adriatic / eastern part
   * VHF-Channel 67 for the central Adriatic / eastern part
   * VHF Channel 73 for the South Adriatic / eastern part

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La Croatie ( en croate : Hrvatska) ou République de Croatie (en croate : Republika Hrvatska est un État d'Europe du Sud qui s'étend de l'extrémité orientale des Alpes, sur ses confins au nord-ouest et des plaines pannoniennes au nord-est, jusqu'au littoral de la mer Adriatique au sud, en passant par le massif montagneux des Alpes Dinariques au centre. Elle est entourée par la Slovénie, la Hongrie, la Serbie, la Bosnie-Herzégovine et le Monténégro. Sa capitale est Zagreb.La côte de Croatie est jalonnée de 1185 îles dont 66 habitées. Les mouillages sauvages et peu fréquentés y sont nombreux. Les 22 marinas de I'ACI Club (Adriatic Croatia International Club) offrent d'excellentes prestations telles qu'eau et électricité sur les pontons, douches, toilettes et wc gratuits ouverts en permanence. Une équipe technique efficace assure l'accueil dès l'entrée dans le port, guide le bateau vers une place et participe à l'amarrage.

La Croatie compte 698 îles, 389 îlots et 78 récifs ce qui fait de l'archipel croate le plus important de la mer Adriatique et le second plus important de la mer Méditerranée (l'archipel grec étant le plus important). Les îles de Croatie totalisent 4 058 km de côte.

Climat


En Croatie il existe deux zones climatiques: le climat continental modéré et partiellement le climat de montagne à l'intérieur du pays, tandis que toute la région de la côte jouit d'un climat méditerranéen très agréable avec beaucoup de jour ensoleillés, des étés secs et chauds, des hivers doux et humides. Moyennes de température au bord de de la mer: 6 à 11 degrés C° en janvier, et de 27 degrés C° en août. La température moyenne de la mer est de 12 degrés C° en hiver et de 25 degrés C° en été.

Navigation

La navigation est en général facile sauf la nuit car il y a très peu de phares et beaucoup d'iles. Pour de long trajets il vaut mieux sortir vers la mer ouverte et naviguer bien écarté de la côte.

Meteo


Les bulletins météo en croate, anglais, italien et allemand pour le territoire de la côte croate (eaux territoriales) sont émis toutes les 10 minutes, en plus des actualités à 7h00, 13h00 et 19h00 (heure locale). Ils informent de la situation générale et donnent un court bulletin météo pour les 24 heures à venir ainsi que des informations sur la pression atmosphèrique de l'air .
Diffusés sur :

  • Canal- VHF 73 pour l'Adriatique Nord / partie Ouest d'Istrie
  • Canal-VHF 69 pour l'Adriatique Nord / partie Est
  • Canal-VHF 67 pour l'Adriatique du centre / partie Est
  • Canal VHF 73 pour l'Adriatique Sud / partie Est

Vents


Il ne faut pas sous-estimer les vents, particulièrement la bura (bora) dans le golfe du Kvarner et le canal du Velebit. Les autres vents sont plus "cléments" mais leur force est d'intensité variable du nord au sud du littoral. C'est ainsi par exemple que le "maestral" (mistral) qui est particulièrement agréable l'été pour naviguer le long de la côte d'Istrie devient plus fort en descendant vers le sud, en Dalmatie.

  • Le Jugo (Sirocco)
  • La Bura (vent du NE)
  • Le Nevera vent très fort de l'ouest et apporte le mauvais temps.
  • Le burin est le vent dont la direction est contraire à celle de Maestral.

La Bura (Bora) et le Jugo-Siroco (Jugo-Scirocco) sont les principaux vents sur l'Adiatique. Ils sont dominants en hiver (septembre à Mai).
Le vent dominant en été est le Maestral.

La Bora est un vent froid et sec, un vent de NE. Il souffle du continent vers l'Adriatique au large et amène un temps clair. Il commence brusquement et souffle par bourrasques vers la mer. Il est très fort dans le Velebit Channel et le Golfe de Trieste.

Le Jugo est un vent chaud, humide,venant de l'E/SE. Il est accompagné de gros nuages et de pluie. Il n'est pas soudain comme la Bora et se développe pendant 36/38 heures. Il souffle tout au long de l'Adriatique. Il peut apparaître en été comme un vent local et il est plus fréquent dans le S de l'Adriatique. Entre Mars et Juin il souffle aussi dans le N.
Un passage soudain du Jugo à une violente Bora n'est pas connu. Cette possibilité ne doit pas être oubliée quand le mouillage est ouvert au NE.

Le Maestral est un vent local qui souffle de la mer, souvent en été. Il commence généralement entre 10 h et 11 h le matin et atteint sa plus grande force entre 14h et 15h dans l'après-midi pour s'arréter au coucher du soleil. Il amène le beau temps. Il est généralement accompagné de nuages ​​blancs.

Le Burin, vent du NE, souffle en été depuis la côte.

La Tramontana est un genre de Bora, c'est un vent du N.

Le Levante est un autre type de Bora qui vient de l'E.

Pulenat souffle de l'W et Lebic du SW.

Le Nevera, est un vent violent d'W qui souffle par bourrasques ou tempête. En été les tempêtes dans l'Adriatique sont soudaines et violentes et produisent une houle de courte durée. Les tempêtes de l'Adriatique ont un avantage: elles ne sont pas très longue et certaines d'entre elles laissent un air agréablement frais.

Pendant les périodes de hautes pression, l'Adriatique a aussi un rythme de vent classique: les vents de terre viennent durant la nuit et ceux de mer viennent pendant le jour.

Wifi

Le long de la côte croate, à chaque village ou port, vous trouverez des accès wifi payants. Chacun porte un nom différent (SSID) mais pour certains ils sont raccordés au même système de payement. En prenant un forfait une semaine ou un mois vous pourrez à de nomreuses étapes prendre la météo croate sur Sea-Seek... Le systeme le plus performant en 2011 était Wifi Hotspot que l'on retrouve dans chaque port sous des noms (SSID) comme Hotspot, Zyxel, Welcome to... Connection point etc

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Dalmacija (Dalmatie)

Dalmatia (Croatian Dalmacija, Italian Dalmazzia) is a coastal region of Croatia along the Adriatic, stretching from the island of Pag in the northwest, the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) to the south East.
It extends 350 km along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea about 60 km wide, ...
28 Mar 11

Kvarner

The Kvarner Gulf is located between Dalmatia and Istria. The mountain of Velebit and mountain Ucka contain this region of the cold north winds, and provide him a very pleasant climate in summer.
Opatija is the tourist capital, the resort of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy and ...
29 Jul 11

Istrie (Istra)

Istria (Croatian and Slovenian Istra, Italian Istria, formerly Histria in Latin) is a peninsula on the Adriatic triangular pointing south, attached to the mainland to the north-east. Its area is 2820 km2. Its coastline begins north-west with the Gulf of Trieste, follows a straight ...
15 Jul 11

Velebitski Kanal

Velebitski channel is the area of sea that separates at N, the island of Rab of Croatia mainland and then runsalong  Island Pag to Cape Baljenica S.
Bad reputation as the Bora, very strong and unpredictable, is particularly dangerous as there is no safe place to go.
The ...
8 Sep 11

Otok Zirje (Sibenik)

Otok Zirje is the farthest and the largest island in the Sibenik archipelago.
It is long of 6,5 NM (NW/SE) and 1,4 NM wide.
The main village, Zirje, is located in the middle of the island. A small port, luka Muna, on the coast N of Zirje, home to the ferry that connects the ...
16 Aug 11

Otok Murter

The island of Murter is the largest island of the Sibenik archipelago. It is close to the coast on which it is connected by a bridge, low air draft at Tijesno (Tisno) on the continent. During the summer the bridge opens to allow passage of boats.
The NW part of the island is fertile ...
3 Apr 11

Vrgadski Kanal

Vrgadski Kanal, 7 miles long, leads between Otok Murter and Otok Vrgada and is the principal channel used in the S approach to Pasmanski Kanal and Zadar.
Vessels with a maximum draft of 6.4m may pass through Pasmanski Kanal. Vessels with drafts over 6.4m must either proceed through ...
16 Jul 11

Zlarinski Kanal

Zlarinski Kanal leads along the SW side of Otok Zlarin and is entered midway between Rt Rat and Otocic Komorica, a small islet marked by a light, 1.5 miles SW.
This channel is sometimes used as an alternate route to Sibenik by vessels entering Sibenska Vrata, the middle passage, ...
21 Jun 11

Otok Ciovo

Ciovo is an island in the center of the Dalmatian archipelago. This is an area of 28.8 acres (15.3 km length, width of 3.5 km). It culminates at 218 m (Mount Rudin).
O. Ciovo forms the SW side of the entrance and inner part of Kastelanski Zaliv.
At East side, Ciovo is 2km from ...
7 Aug 11

Novigradsko More

Novigradsko More, a landlocked bay, lies at the S end of Novsko Zdrilo and provides good anchorage.
Rijeka Zrmanja flows into the bay at the E side. This river is navigable by small craft as far as the village of Obrovca, 6 miles above the mouth.
Luka Novigrad, a narrow inlet, ...
23 Jul 11

Otok Zlarin Sibenik

Otok Zlarin is 3.2 NM (NW / SE) by 1.2 nm and has only one village. Its highest point is Klepac (174 m).
Access to cars is prohibited.
It is located 2 km SW of Sibenik which it is separated by the Sibenski Kanal.
It has been inhabited since the Neolithic and was occupied ...
9 Jul 11

Otok Kaprije (Sibenik)

Kaprije is located in the central part of the Sibenik archipelago between the islands Zmajan and Kakan.
The highlight of the island is Vela Glavica (132 m).
The only village of the island is Kaprije, S. The port is busy.
Automobiles are not allowed on the island.
16 Aug 11

Marina ACI de Skradin Krka

Skradin is a small town on the river Krka, frequented by tourists visiting the waterfalls upstream.
You can anchor in one of the handles in front of Skradin during the time of the visit waterfalls or go to the ACI Marina Skradin.
153 b.
Tel: 022/771 - 216
Fax: 022/771 ...
4 Jul 11

Uvala Beretusa P Jezero

Located N of Rt ostrica at the entrance of the channel to Skradin.Au S of the entrance to the bay Beretusa there is no fire that tag to locate the entrance. Switch to E of the tag.
Itisa completely deserted bay with just a small fisherman’s quay in one corner. Anchorage in the ...
4 Jul 11

Uvala Parna Krka

Parna Uvala is situated on the S side of the channel leading to the Krka Skradin.
Anchor by 9 m with a line ashore.
Good protection of the W to E through the S.
4 Jul 11

Uvala Vrulje P Jezero

Uvala Vrulje is located at the extreme SE of Lake Jezero, SE of Rt Ostrica.
Upon entering the creek to stay closer to the N and E sides of the creek. The funds range from 10 m at the entrance and 2 m deep.
Sheltered N to W through to E.
4 Jul 11

Otok Svetac (Andrija)

Otok Svetac (Andrija), 305m high, lies 13 miles ESE of Otocic Jabuka and is generally steep-to. The coast of the island is rocky and reddish in color on the NW side. Its SW end is fronted by a few rocks. Hrid Kamik, a dark and jagged above-water rock, lies 0.7 mile W of the SW extremity ...
25 May 11

Guduca river P Jezero

In the NW corner of Lake P. Jezero Guduca River flows.
We can anchor in the river by 3 to 11 m, but it is forbidden to go deep in that river. The area is indicated by clearly visible signs.
Stay in the middle of the channel by entering into the river because there are rocks on either side.
4 Jul 11

Luka Rasline P Jezero

Raslina is a small farming village with a port on the coast W of Lake Jezero Prukljansko, N of the SW entrance of the lake.
From the attention to the S cardinal buoy E without fire, halfway between the entrance of SW P. Jezero and Raslina. Funds between the tag and the port are ...
11 Aug 11

Luka Grebastica

Grebastica is an inlet of 3 NM long, at 3 NM N of Primosten. Luka Grebastica is bordered on the N by Ostrica peninsula on which a wall was built to defend the village from the Turks.The breeze blows in the afternoon in the bay and there are only two sheltered anchorages. The ...
21 Jun 11

Kanal Sveti Ante (Sibenik)

The Kanal Sveti Anke is tortuos and narrow channel that leads to the city and the port of Sibenik.
One enters the channel between Rt Jadrija (NW), HRID Rocna (SE) ​​and otok Sv Nokola (E).
A constant current sets outward through Kanal Sveti Ante at rates of 0.5 to 1.5 knots. ...
1 Jul 11

Luka Sibenik

The town of Sibenik is located 2 NM inland across from kanal Sv Ante which connects to the sea is a major trading port that offers only a platform exposed to boaters.
We moored along the quay, SE of fuel station or near the harbour master's office.
The dock is sheltered only ...
3 Jul 11

Marina Mandalina Sibenik

Mandalina Marina & Yacht Club is located in the centre of the Croatian Adriatic coast, in the historical town of Sibenik, between two national parks: Kornati archipelago and Krka waterfalls.Marina is protected from all winds; sheltered by the peninsula from the northern wind ...
3 Jul 11

Uvala Rogoznica

Wide bay sheltered from all winds, with multiple opportunities for mooring anchor. A marina excellent high-end with all services but expensive.
In the middle of the bay lies the island, connected to the mainland by a causeway, on which the village of Rogoznica is built. An old ...
8 Aug 11
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Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
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Montenegro

Montenegro, called "the pearl of the Mediterranean" is located in the Balkans. This is an area of relatively rectangular shape, bounded on the south by the Adriatic Sea to the west by Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia by the North, North-East in Kosovo and finally in the South ...
12 Apr 11

Albania

L’Albanie tourne toujours le dos à la mer : le pays ne dispose que de quatre ports de commerce, à l’activité fort réduite. Les projets de privatisation et de modernisation de ces ports sont toujours en attente, et rien n’est fait pour favoriser le tourisme nautique.
8 Aug 11
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