Safe Anchoring in 4 simple steps


The proper technique for setting a single anchor can be broken down into four phases of action: the choose drop location, the drop, dropping speed, and final check. Follow these steps each time you anchor, and you give your anchor the best chance of setting and holding your boat. Choose Drop Location The Drop Dropping […]


Mediterranean mooring technique explained

In Europe, backing up is BIG. So big that many magazines’ new-boat reviews rate each vessel’s ability to handle under power-in reverse. The reason? Mooring Mediterranean-style–deploying an anchor off the boat’s bow and tying stern lines to a town quay–is de rigueur when sailing in Mediterranean and other European cruising grounds. In high season, with […]