Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Gear, Chapter 6 of 16

Third Anchors, Storm Anchors and Spare Anchors

Do you need one of these? It’s complicated…

In the first three chapters of this Online Book we defined which anchors we should use for our best bower (primary anchor) and kedge and how big they should be.

These recommendations were pretty straightforward, with little ambiguity, and I’m very comfortable with them. But now, as I look at what anchors we should carry in addition to the best bower and kedge, the whole thing gets murky, with a lot of variables.

Let’s give it a go:

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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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