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Sailing School

Advanced Anchoring

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Bareboat Chartering (ASA-104) or Equivalent Experience.

Schedule & Crew

This is a single-day, 9am to 5pm course, with four students and one instructor aboard.


It has been a long day of sailing, and now the anchor is down. Time for some rest; but the wind is picking up and you’re having a trouble falling asleep. Questions.... “Did I choose the right anchoring technique? Am I safe from other boats anchored nearby? What about changes in current, tide or wind? What if I begin to drag?”

These and other questions are addressed in Advanced Anchoring class, a one day session designed to provide time for discussion as well as practical application . You will have a chance to practice picking up a mooring ball, setting an anchor properly, setting two anchors, anchoring bow and stern, Bahamian anchoring and Med mooring. We will discuss selecting the right anchor configuration for your situation, what to do about a fouled anchor, risk of rode in the prop and other issues.

Our goal? A good, sound sleep the next time you spend the night at anchor.

What Boats are Used

In this class, you will learn on a Gold Fleet boat.

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