Before anchoring 2

Before anchoring among other vessels, consider your boat’s swinging circle.
When the wind shifts or the current changes, your boat will swing bow to the wind or current, whichever is stronger.
Try to anchor your boat near boats of similar size and type, which should swing at a similar rate.
Different types of boats will swing at different times, depending on the tide, the strength and the direction of the wind.
Choose a proper holding ground – the best holding grounds are of mud, sand or clay, or a mixture of them.
Between the anchor line and the anchor you must insert a length of chain, approximately 4 meters (16,4 feet). It will help the anchor to ‘dig in’ and not drag.