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Re: Anchoring under sail
Right. Drop it from the cockpit. I don't know why I didn't think of that.
I learned anchoring on bigger boats with anchor lockers and windlasses, and I think I was just trying to re-create that.
Anyway, yesterday turned out to be kind of blustery. It was fun sailing, but it wasn't really lounge-in-the-cockpit or swim-off-the-back kind of weather, so we just sailed and never bothered with the anchor. Next weekend I will try the dropping it from the cockpit technique.
on a starboard tack