RASA (44° 57'N; 14° 03'E 45° 02'N; 14° 05'E), a long inlet into which flows the Rasa river.
Approach: Landmarks: belfry in Krnica village, white iron tower (white light) on Ubac point, cylindrical red tower of open construction (red light) on Mulac point and stone pyramid N of that point.
Care should be taken when approaching to avoid the shoal NW of the pier at Brsica cove and the wreck in Salamuscica cove (about 1.5km NE of Rakalj village).
Also beware of intensive commercial traffic to the Trget and Brsica terminals. In the coves of Risvica, Salamuscica and Blaz there are shellfish beds.
The bora here blows in gusts and forms whirlpools. When there is a strong sirocco the swell is felt all the way down the inlet to Trget harbour (pop. 55 in 1991) which is the rail terminal of the industrial line from Lupoglav.
Mooring: Yachts drawing up to 6m can berth in the Brsica cove and smaller ones in Trget harbour. In this harbour its is best to anchor (four-point moor) S or SE of the harbour offices. The best anchorage for large yachts is in Tunarica cove, off the NE shore (about 2M from the entrance). The bora is somewhat less than in other parts of the inlet. Smaller craft are advised to anchor off the E shore of the inlet S of Risvica cove (bollards for stern moorings) and Teplica cove. The bora is felt strongly here and forms whirlpools. Shellfish beds in Risvica, Salamuscica and Blaz coves have no markers and are thus dangerous for navigation.
The harbour is open to international navigation and is a permanent port of entry.
The town of Rasa (pop. 1,970 in 1991) is reached by road from Trget (10M); it has post office, medical services, chemist's; Adria in Labin builds fibre-glass boats.