How To Sail: Anchoring How To – Sailing Basics Video Series

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New to sailing? We created this comprehensive basic sailing video series just for you!

We know how difficult it is to find solid answers to your questions related to sailing fundamentals. As professional sailing instructors, we get it, and since we cover these topics regularly with our students, we knew we could help you too. We created these Learn How To Sail: Sailing Basics videos, to be your ultimate sailing 101 video series. In them, we cover Monohull sailing for beginners from anchoring, to steps for recovering a man overboard, all the way up to perfect sail trim! In this video, we will cover:

Anchoring. This video shows you the steps you should follow to anchor the right way.
00:00 Introduction to anchoring
01:22 What makes a good anchorage? Depth, Good holding, bottom type, shelter from the swell, swing room, lee shore
03:33 Calculating the scope correctly
05:57 Do a lap around the anchorage

06:17 Choose the right position to other boats
06:40 Ready the anchor and windlass
07:00 Drop drop drop
07:41 Put on the snubber or briddle
08:13 Test & set the anchor
09:39 Dive on your anchor, confirm the set
10:00 Relax with a beverage, check your swing and position – set an anchor alarm

View the full playlist for the Learn How To Sail: Sailing Basics Video Series here:

We hope you enjoy, and thanks for watching!

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