It’s 1:00 am in the morning. Tornados have been seen ten miles away. There is a two knot current. The wind is gusting to fifty knots across the current. Boats are dragging onto the reef. What are you anchored with?
Cruising is a strange word when applied to living aboard a sailboat. From my limited experience, most of the time (especially with kids) is spent in the same place. Perhaps a better name would be “anchoring”. If you are using a chain rode, a critical part of a successful anchoring is to use a snubber. […]
On of the most annoying things I find when anchored or moored is when the wind and swell are at ninety degrees to each other. We had this a few times in the BVI. What happens is that the wind causes your boat to lie broad on to the swell and waves and as they […]