The principle is simple – motor downwind past your selected mooring buoy and back up to it. Run a line from the forward cleat outside the stanchions…
Here is a trick on how to turn your anchored boat to fave the waves instead of facing the wind. It gives you a much smoother experience while anchoring with side waves.
One of our students, Tom, asked the below question after he viewed our “How to Operate a Dinghy” you tube video. “Thanks Ed, my small boat is docked in a tidal harbour and it can get tricky when tides are running strong. How should I use the outboard/tiller to move away in reverse from the […]
Anchoring and getting how much chain and rope right to let out is such an important topic that we thought we’d make this excerpt available for free in open space. Please enjoy how we dive into science and mathematics in these techniques.
This tidbit tip of mooring, anchoring, and docking information was written by Michael Domican. Michael is our Caribbean Sailing Coach and is a NauticEd school in the BVI. If you’re wanting some private training in the BVI from a true professional, Michael is your guy. He is an RYA Yacht Master Instructor and therefore has […]
This is a follow on article on request of one of our students after reading Anchoring a Sailboat Tip 1 WHERE TO ANCHOR YOUR SAILBOAT IN A BUSY HARBOR Great question and we’ve got an awesome answer. The answer is a bit of a secret so don’t tell anyone otherwise they will start using the […]
How to Pick the Right Spot to Anchor The NauticEd Anchoring a Sailboat Online Course is part of the Bareboat Charter Master bundle of Courses. The following is an excerpt It was surprising to us a little at first that anchoring a sailboat is feared by many. But after I drank some memory juice, I […]
Went for a walk along the dock the other day and took a few pics of the anchors on sailboats. I’ve named them for identification purposes. Danforth Bruce Anchor Plough Anchor (aka Delta Anchor) Scoop Anchor CQR Anchor Our favorite all-purpose anchors are the Plough Type Anchor and Scoop Type Anchor. Here is a […]
After the anchor has set and adequate rode has been paid out, take time to ensure you are not drifting. And considering changing winds and tide height and tidal current, it is important to periodically monitor how well your anchor is set. Check your anchor set manually and electronically. Do this manually by sighting bearings […]
Anchoring an unfamiliar boat If you like this post – please LIKE it via facebook and G+1 it – thanks it helps us grow Most charter boats use all chain anchor rode. The rules of anchoring say with chain you should use a 5:1 ratio. For example, for an overnight anchorage at a 4 meter depth plus 1 meter […]