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sleep. The bridle attaches to the chain
anchor with an anchor hook.
One way to reduce the movement of
the anchor due to yawing is with a riding
sail (Figure 10, left panel). Attached to the
backstay and tied off to one side of the
boat, a riding sail holds the boat to one
side. A small reinforced triangle of sailcloth, the riding sail is attached to the
backstay with hanks, hoisted with a
halyard and tensioned with a downhaul.
The sail is controlled with a sheet which
can be led to a snatch or turning block and
back to a winch for control.
A kellet is a weight added to the rode
to lower the angle of the rode (Figure 10,
centre panel) - effectively increasing
scope. A kellet can be a solid weight, a
dive belt, a bucket full of sand or rocks almost anything that will draw the rode
down. By lowering the catenary curve - the
slack in the rode, the rode gains shock
absorbency and, in conjunction with a

bridle, will result in a more gentle and
comfortable movement of the boat.
For safety and convenience - and to
inform other boaters where your anchor
is - many cruisers set out an anchor buoy
( Figure 10, right panel) - a bright coloured floating ball. This is attached to the
anchor with a floating line, which keeps
the line out of the prop and prevents the
line from wrapping around the keel on a
windless night.
When other boats arrive at the anchorage, most will see the anchor buoy and
avoid it. Should someone not 'see' the
buoy, it is easier to indicate to that boater
where you anchor is and you can ask them
to please not anchor on top of it.
RECOVERING YOUR ANCHOR
So, you have had a restful night. The boat
stayed in place and did not roll too much.
Breakfast dishes are done, and it is time to
get underway.

Figure 8. Arch of Anchor Yaw

The process to weigh anchor is similar
to the anchoring procedure. With one crew
on the bow and one on the wheel, we again
use hand signals to communicate between
the person on the helm and the foredeck
crew. If you are fortunate enough to have a
set of headphones to communicate (aka
'marriage savers'), that will reduce most

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
Special Feature: Anchoring - Science, Art and Experience
Power Review: Greenline 33 Hybrid
Sail Review: Beneteau 30.1
The Port Hole: May 2020
DIY/Maintenance: Cored Deck Repair
Crossing the Line: Kjallarinn
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Special Feature: Anchoring - Science, Art and Experience
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Power Review: Greenline 33 Hybrid
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Sail Review: Beneteau 30.1
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - The Port Hole: May 2020
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