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Dragging Anchor

Dragging anchor is a bore at best, dangerous, and life-threatening, at worst. We’ve dragged anchor many times, in fierce conditions, and in calm water. We’ve come close to losing our boat and always had to act quickly. Learning navigation means you learn how to use your compass effectively in many different ways, including anchoring safely. …

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Fun Nautical Terminology

There is a complete nautical language to learn. There is some charming terminology, here are some of our favourites: Baggy Wrinkle (aka “those fluffy things”) Picture the sails filled with wind and the canvas of that sail coming into contact with the standing rigging. That causes friction on the sails as they rub on the …

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