Members' Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Technique, Chapter 11 of 11

Storm Preparation, All Chain On Deck

JHH5-12360On Morgan’s Cloud we are always looking for new and better ways to minimize the chance of damage when riding out storms or hurricanes at anchor or on a mooring. And given that we  have spent a lot of time in the high latitudes and further that I kept boats on moorings year round in Bermuda, where it blows like the hammers of hell in the winter, never mind a pretty good hurricane strike every year or so thrown in for good measure, we have had a lot of opportunities to experiment with gear and techniques.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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