Bob’s Top Tips for Sailing Safe – Proceed with Caution

Modern yacht bows with their twin anchor rollers and stowed anchor flukes are ideal for digesting other yacht gelcoat and stanchions when they get to meet.

The next time you enter an unfamiliar marina, or indeed your own, proceed with caution and watch for unexpected eddies and back wash that could result in close encounters with other moored yacht owners – not the best way to introduce yourself.

Don’t try and keep up with the marina RIB showing you to your visitors berth. He can swing tighter and faster and stop sooner than you in your well armed yacht poised to wreak galvanised blade havoc.

Pause, observe, plan and creep to your well earned rest.