Re: Tying stern-to to shore
Very common practice around here... 300-400 feet seems the practical minimum so that you can run the line to shore and back to the boat so you can retrieve it more easily when you leave.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)