Nautical Terms, Anchorwork, Ropework


There is no pre-reading before this section of the course.

Why is this important?

At the end of each day on the water it is important we moor up safely whether that is at anchor or alongside.


There are a number of different types of anchors, all of which have their uses. Read this article to see which would be the best for you.

To find out more about anchoring read this article for the RYA.

Mooring alongside

It is important when coming alongside to moor your boat correctly. See this article on the correct method of mooring alongside.


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