When it comes to putting out anchor chain, most of us follow a basic ratio rule of thumb, but we should be taking wind and tide into account, argues Christopher…
James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship - this month, what would you do if you arrived in a harbour with a full gale blowing onshore?
Alan England learns the hard way what happens when you ignore the warning signs of a dragging anchor
Handling a catamaran in manoeuvres can sometimes be easier than with a monohull, but there are a few surprising differences. Paul Hayes showed Will Bruton how to do it
The beauty of the night sky from an anchored yacht fills Jonty Pearce with awe, but it also shines on when we're not afloat
The RYA Yachtmaster is a good test of advanced seamanship, but the best sailors know that there will always be lessons to be learned from experience
Which of the many anchor designs is best for your boat? Vyv Cox helps you choose the best anchor for your style of cruising
The Bahamian moor is a useful way of anchoring in strong tides, but it takes some practice, as Theo Stocker discovers