Photo Credit: Gustav Schmiege Photography
Tue June 25th, 2024
4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET

Worldwide Anchoring Techniques

An online class designed to help sailors gain the essential skills to confidently anchor in various parts of the world, better enhancing their overall cruising experience.
90-Minute Live Session
On Demand Replay Available
Live Q&A
As you prepare to sail beyond local harbors, anchoring becomes a cruising essential. In this class, led by seasoned sailor John Neal, we'll delve into the varied anchoring techniques from location to location. We'll cover as well crucial aspects of anchoring from selecting the right equipment to determining the optimal anchoring technique based on the conditions you are facing - wind direction, sea floor, crowds, and more. With the practical insights and guidance from this online class, you'll learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to safely and confidently anchor in various parts of the world.




We think it's important to share why we’re so passionate about teaching you what we've learned about sailing. See, we teach it because we live it. It wasn’t too long ago that we were trying to figure out how to chart our journey and set sail. We did all the research, watched the YouTube videos, and read thousands of articles and blog posts. Everyone was saying something different! It was overwhelming and made the decision to start our adventure even harder. Quite frankly, we were nearly terrified... But we didn't give up on our dream life. Through trial and error we found what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work. Over the last few years, we’ve been able to help change thousands of people’s lives by sharing our experiences.

Chris and Keith of Bluewater Cruising

Worldwide Anchoring Techniques


Who is this class for?

Ideal for novice and experienced sailors alike seeking to bolster their anchoring skills for cruising adventures. Whether you're a weekend cruiser or planning an extensive voyage, mastering these techniques will empower you to sail confidently in any region of the world.

What Will I Learn?

Anchoring is one of the most vital aspects of cruising. Confidence in your ground tackle and how you set the hook not only provides a better night's sleep but can also prevent unwanted consequences. In this online class we will equip you with a knowledge and understanding of anchoring equipment selection, anchorage location assessment, and proper anchoring methods so that you can significantly boost your ability and confidence to sail safely in all regions of the world.
Photo Credit: Gustav Schmiege Photography



(included with purchase)
  • Anchoring equipment
  • Selecting an anchorage
  • How to anchor
  • After anchoring
  • Six anchoring techniques
  • What to do if you’re dragging
  • Anchor retrieval
  • What matters: Keep it simple
Photo Credit: Gustav Schmiege Photography


Author, Log Of The Mahina
John Neal’s 400,000 offshore miles include six Cape Horn roundings plus expeditions to Antarctica, Africa, Australia, and Spitsbergen. Since 1976, John’s passion has been sharing his ocean cruising knowledge through 204 sail training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 and various other yachts. John is author, co-author or contributing author of 17 books including Log of the Mahina. When John’s not at sea leading sail-training expeditions he teaches Mahina Offshore Cruising Workshops and offers boat purchase consultation services. Details on
John Neal
Bill’s racing experience covers the spectrum, including everything from dinghies to maxis, ponds to oceans, and foredeck to helm. Bill has taught sailing and racing for over forty years throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His books and programs have been translated into eleven languages. Graduates of his seminars and clinics number in the tens of thousands. They are winning races and cruising with confidence the world over.

TUE JUNE 25TH, 2024
@ 4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET (90 min)

Regular Price
ASA Member Price


All registrations include unlimited on-demand access to the recordings of the live online class. So if you are unable to attend live you can still register and watch at your leisure.


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