Anchoring Skills Clinic

Enjoy the freedom of anchoring confidently at Catalina, the Channel Islands, and around the world.


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.

Prerequisites:  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 Dates:
● September 26, 2019
● October 17, 2019

Time:  8AM – 5PM
Where:  Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, parking and boarding instructions will be provided
Cost:  $169 per person. 8% Long Beach Harbor fee applies


  • NauticEd Anchoring a Sailboat Clinic online course ($17.00 value)

  • 20% discount on the Anchoring at Catalina guidebook.

  • Free NauticEd online Logbook and Resume

  • Free TrackLink App - 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!