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Bohinj lake/Bohinjsko jezero

Bohinj lake

General: Beautiful lake, part of a natural park. Tectonic-glacier origin. Sailing not very common, more interesting paddling (kayak, canoe).
Where is it: In Julian Alps in the north-western Slovenia, close to Italian and Austrian border, 20 km from the lake of Bled.
Statistics: Surface 6,6 km2, length 4,3 km, width 1,2 km, depth up to 45 m.
Weather: Alpine climate.
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Bled lake/Blejsko jezero

Bled lake

General: Known for the island with a church. A very tourist place. At the lake a strong paddling club, sailing not very common.
Where is it: In Julian Alps in the north-western Slovenia, close to Italian and Austrian border, 20 km from the lake of Bohinj.
Statistics: : Surface 1,45 km2, length 2,1 km, width 1,3 km, depth up to 30 m, water temperature in July 24 °C.
Weather: Alpine climate.
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The water-storage lake of Ptuj/Ptujsko akumulacijsko jezero

The water-storage lake of Ptuj

General: The biggest water-storage lake in Slovenia. In the next years they plan to make some investments to environment. Very perspective sailing location in Slovenia.
Where is it: In the eastern Slovenia, close to the Croatian border, on the river Drava, next to ancient town Ptuj.
Statistics: Surface 4,1 km2.
Weather: Zmerno celinsko podnebje, vetrovi zmerni.
Marines, yacht clubs: Jadralni klub Ptuj, Brodarsko društvo Ranca.

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The water-storage lake of Maribor/Mariborsko akumulacijsko jezero

The water-storage lake of Maribor

General: The water-storage lake on the river Drava, sailing is limited to some 4 km up and down by electric mains over the river.
Where is it: In the northern Slovenia, close to Austrian border, west from Maribor, approx. 30 km from water-storage lake Ptuj.
Statistics: : Surface for sailing approx. 2 km2, length 4 km, width 500 m.
Weather: : Changing thermic winds. Best conditions when weather is changing.
Marines, yacht clubs: : Boats can be put into water at boathaus Marina on the right bank (access from Limbuš) or on the opposite side at place called Sidro (access from Bresternica). In Marina and in Sidro there is also a small haven where you can leave a boat.

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Adriatic Sea – The golf of Piran/Piranski zaliv

Piran

General: The northern part of a very popular Adriatic shore. For day sailing the most suitable are gulfs such as The Gulf of Piran/Piranski zaliv with towns Portorož and Piran, or the Simon’s Gulf/Simonov zaliv at the town Izola.
Where is it:: Northern Adriatic Sea, part of the Gulf of Trieste.
Statistics: The surface of the whole Adriatic Sea is 160.000 km2, length 800 km, width 150 km, depth in the northern part is rarely more than 50 m, maximal depth is south from Dubrovnik - 900 m, average depth is 250 m, salinity 38,300 ppm is higher than the average salinity of the Mediterranean sea, the total length of the shore is 3.737 km, and the length of the shore together with the shores of the islands 7.867 km.
Weather: Mediterranean climate. The winds:

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Burin – Burin is the night thermic wind that blows from land to the sea. It blows only near the shore, from sun set to sun rise, from a direction between north-northeast (NNE) and east-northeast (ENE).
Burja – Burja is one of the most famous and for Adriatic typical wind. It is dry, cold and jerky wind. It creates sharp waves that break up and foam. Most commonly it blows from northeast (NE), but also from any other direction between north (N) and east (E). It is a result of two areas of air pressure above the Central Europe and Adriatic or Mediterranean. It can be also a local wind, when the air above the inner land is cold and it rolls down from the mountains to the sea. When Burja is local, it can start suddenly, it does not last long, but can be very strong. Burja blows the whole year through, but more often in the winter. It can blow few hours (especially in the summer), few days or a week or two (especially in the winter). The most famous areas with Burja are the Gulf of Trieste, Kvarner, the doors of Senj/Senjska vrata, Klis, Vrulje at Makarska.
Levante – in the northern Adriatic Levante is temporary, humid wind that blows from the east (E). It is typical for the winter. It is formed in a calm weather and changes to Burja or Jugo.
Jugo – warm and humid wind that blows from direction between east-southeast (ESE) and south-southeast (SSE). It is accompanied by cloudy weather, often also with rain. In the southern Adriatic it is stronger and also blows more often, in the northern Adriatic it usually blows from March to June. The average strength of Jugo is 4-5 Beauforts. In summer it blows up to three days, and in winter up to nine days, with breaks also up to three weeks. Jugo stirs the sea strongly, but the waves are more symmetrical, constant and longer than the waves, created by Burja, therefore they do not break so much. Jugo is not so dangerous as Burja, because it blows constantly and does not start so suddenly, it becomes stormy only on the third day after it starts blowing.
Oštro – temporary wind that blows from the south (S).
Maestral – pleasant daily thermic wind that blows near the shore. It blows from sea to land. On the Slovenian shore it blows from the direction west-northwest (WNW), and on the most of the Croatian Adriatic sea from northwest (NW), and on the southern Adriatic even from the west (W). It starts blowing after 10 AM, it achieves the highest strength at 2 PM (around 4 Beauforts) and stops blowing before the sun sets.
Lebič ali garbin – stormy southwest (SW) wind, accompanied by heavy rain. In the summer it is formed as a local thermic storm. In other seasons it has typical cyclone characteristics. It creates big waves and endangers the ports that are not protected from the southwest winds.
Ponente – stormy wind that blows from the west (W).
Tramontana – temporary wind blowing from the north. It blows in any season, it can be strong and dangerous. Usually it changes to Burja.
Marines, yacht clubs: The most famous on the Slovenian shore are marines in Izola and Lucija, but you can find smaller ports or bays with moorings, where you can leave a boat, along the whole Adriatic shore.

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