Quite a long time ago…decades ago. I sailed over to Catalina Island from my marina near ASA headquarters. I was young. It was my first time embarking across the channel. My crew was a good friend and his cousin who was celebrating his 21st birthday. They drank beers the entire time. In simple terms, I was a solo sailor. I was also young and irresponsible. Why admit to this? Well, we all were young once and we all made dumb decisions. Own it and learn from it. Did I understand anchoring? No. Up to that point, I had only ever …
Knowing that your boat is securely anchored will give you the peace of mind to leave the boat while you are ashore and allow you to sleep soundly.
The mushroom anchor is named after its shape, it has its place in the anchoring universe, but is not really the anchor you’ll see on most cruising boats.
ASA’s Anchors Aweigh series looks at a tried and tested anchor design that many cruisers use as their go-to hook – the Bruce anchor.
ASA’s Anchors Aweigh series looks at one of the most popular anchors on the market, the Danforth. Find out why it’s what most sailors use for their anchoring needs.
Anchoring is a giant part of the boating experience and we have to know how to do it well. Take our quiz and see how much you really know!