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post #9 of Old 03-10-2013
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Re: Islands Race fatality at San Clemente Island, loss of Uncontrollable Urge

I think a big question is about anchor and rode.

It may not be the case in this tragedy, but all too often I have seen racers carry a token, lightweight anchor, with almost no rode, to minimize weight. Many of us slower vessels carry 3 anchors on board, of different types.

I wonder what they were using? 3 anchors may be overkill for a racing boat, but if you are offshore, at least one good one is a good idea, IMHO.
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