Originally Posted by LaurenceU
I don't know about US sailing schools.... I have done formal training in UK under RYA (day skipper and coastal skipper) and nothing practical on anchoring techniques was included. My knowledge (or lack of) is down to experience and reading.
At the US Sailing school I went to, anchoring was taught in each level: Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat, as each boat range had different equipment and expectations. The keelboats aren't rented overnight, so the anchoring mostly focussed on dropping the hook for lunch, while the bareboat classes required that we anchor overnight somewhere and set an anchor alarm.