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This is a free course on anchoring techniques featuring anchor types, seabeds, trip lines, the use of the second anchor and of course the Mediterranean mooring manoeuvre.
It is vitally important to have expert anchoring skills:
- Anchoring is about safety. Under the very worst conditions, when leaving the anchorage or port is dangerous, you should be able to rely on your anchor system since you will be near rocks, neighbouring ships and other potential dangers.
- In the east Mediterranean - especially in Greece & Turkey but also in the Adriatic & Croatia - more time is spent at anchor than under sail or moored alongside a quay → you will predominantly be anchored off the quay while “stern to” and even sometimes “bows to”, in order words: Mediterranean mooring.
Chapter 1 - Seabed
Chapter 2 - Anchors - types and anchor parts
Chapter 3 - Anchoring techniques
Chapter 4 - Second anchor
Chapter 5 - Mediterranean mooring and anchoring techniques
Chapter 6 - Anchoring tips, guidelines & glossary.
The Greek word for anchor is agkura ἄγκυρα, which is actually a loanword from Nautical Latin ancora.