No Moorings? No Problem!

Anchoring is an essential skill for the competent sailor, yet so many weekend sailors have never really taken the time to learn the art and science of anchoring. What will you do if you get to Catalina and there are no moorings available? If you’ve taken this class, you know how to anchor out when you need to.

We focus on the principles and practices of effective anchoring using both a single anchor off the bow in Anchoring 1, and with two anchors set bow and stern in Anchoring 2. We’ll practice using the three S’s to Survey, use appropriate Scope, and Set the anchor. Emphasis is on multiple repetitions to gain competence and confidence. It’s a long day with a real workout handling the anchors.


  • NauitcEd’s Qualified Crew Member Course
  • Must be in good physical condition, able to lift 35 pounds, able to move around the boat while underway; Competent Crew skill level – able to work at the skipper’s direction to safely handle anchors and anchor rode.

Upcoming Classes:

Classes available in August and September (one day, 8am to 5pm) – Call to Schedule

Cost: $145 per person

Class Includes:

Free NauticEd online Logbook and Resume

Free TrackLink App (iOS) – makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy

2 Free NauticEd Sailing Courses

Links to above sent upon registration

What to Bring:

Cheap gardening gloves for anchoring

Hat, sailing gloves, sunglasses, glasses, sunscreen

Layers of clothing, including windbreaker

Water, and lunch for yourself

Non-marking deck shoes

A smile!