Staying Put!: The Art of Anchoring


Anchoring is a key skill for yachtsmen and motor boaters.  Indeed, anchoring may be the only way to prevent a boat being blown onto the rocks. No wonder so many pubs are called “Hope and Anchor”!

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Anchoring is a key skill for yachtsmen and motor boaters.  Indeed, anchoring may be the only way to prevent a boat being blown onto the rocks. No wonder so many pubs are called “Hope and Anchor”!

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"The book has a place on the nautical bookshelf."  (Sailing, December 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963463524
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/2/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 965,926
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Fagan has been sailing since he was eight years old and learned his sailing in Britain's North Sea and English Channel.  Since 1967, he has been a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  During the past thirty years, he has sailed thousands of miles in Europe, Mediterranean waters, the Caribbean, and along the Pacific coast.  He is the author of several well know sailing books.  He describes himself as a devotee of ample scope and good shelter - and of a good night's sleep as a result.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note.

1. The Art of Anchoring.

2. Ground Tackle.

3. Choosing an Anchorage.

4. Basic Principles.

5. Anchoring Under Sail.

6. Mooring.

7. Heavy Weather Anchoring.

8. Some Anchoring Emergencies.

9. The Mediterranean Moor and Other Techniques.

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