Stern Tying, Anchoring & Knots Course: Apr 13 & 20


Some anchorages are crowded, narrow, or steep and deep right close to shore.  Sometimes, dropping the anchor and backing up to tie a line ashore is necessary.  It limits your swinging and can also keep your bow pointed into a prevailing wind.  Tying to the shore when anchored on a sloping bottom will pull your anchor up the slope and help keep it from dislodging.  Shore tying is an acquired skill.  It takes patience and practice.

Before you try shore tying you must know how to anchor correctly. And finally, you need to know how to correctly tie appropriate knots to hold everything together.

Course description: How to stern tie your boat to the shore in a congested anchorage. Learn about the types of anchors, where to anchor and how to set the anchor. Learn which knots are best to use for different situations.
Instructor: Blair Smith
Dates: Wednesday April 13 & Wednesday April 20 (a 2-day course).
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Location: Church House
Cost: Free to AMIB members, $10 for non-members.

Please contact Bryan Westby ( bcwestby@shaw.ca ) by email or phone (250) 539-3412 to register.

posted March 2016

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