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post #6 of Old 04-30-2014
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Re: Anchoring/leaving under sail

Originally Posted by ScottUK View Post
I was reading an article in Caribbean Compass about pet peeves of cruisers and one of the issues was anchoring/leaving under sail. More so in crowded anchorages. I was wondering what the opinions of the people here. Cheers
I see nothing wrong with a sailboat doing this, as long as the crew are competent and skilled enough to make the proper choices. Not all sailors are good sailors.

I sail off the anchor perhaps 1/2 the time, and anchor that way probably about 5 to 10 percent. I only do this when I'm comfortable with the situation. In a crowded anchorage I very likely would motor, but that's b/c I have a good appreciation for my skill level (or lack of skills).

Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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