Anchoring, anchorage, anchor maneuver: sailing yacht anchoring correctly

A skillful anchor maneuver is the basic prerequisite for a quiet night on board, but not the guarantee for it, goes a sailor's saying. What should be considered when anchoring, how a proper anchor maneuver should be driven, when an anchor watch is appropriate, and how SeaHelp's Premium Pass helps with anchor diving when the anchor gets stuck during retrieval...

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Women on board

Fortunately, the days are long gone when women on board (as well as clergymen, by the way) were viewed with suspicion by seafarers. According to superstition, both brought bad luck in equal measure. Successful female sailors such as Isabelle Joschke show that equality has long prevailed on the water: exactly four weeks after the first racing yachts, the 44-year-old German-Frenchwoman...

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Croatia / Dalmatia cruise Vis island: Falkusa sailboats in Komica

Due to its strategically favorable location, Vis has always been interesting for the military and was therefore also called the Gibraltar of the Adriatic. Until the collapse of the multi-ethnic state of Yugoslavia, the island was a restricted military area and not accessible to foreigners. It was not until 1995 that the island was opened to the outside world again....

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