Anchoring in swell.

Many idyllic anchorages can be spoilt by a small amount of swell causing the yacht to roll uncomfortably. This is often worst when the swell is approaching from the beam of the vessel.

In non-tidal conditions or where the current is light a means of reducing the motion is to hold the yacht head on to the swell.

To achieve this a second anchor should be laid from the stern. With a correctly positioned anchor the vessel's heading can be adjusted so that the swell causes the boat to bob gently instead of rolling unpleasantly.

Using a second anchor to hold the bow in to the swell. is free to use, but if you feel you would like to contribute to the running and development costs you can donate via Paypal:

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