Adaptable anchoring skills allow you to cut loose from overcrowded marinas.

Yachting Monthly experts share the problems they have most often faced when anchoring, and how they troubleshoot their way out

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It’s all well and good having a solid anchor, but having ground tackle that is going to keep you secure is equally important, says Vyv Cox

Ultra anchor on a bow of a Sadler 29

Anchor design is always evolving and Ultra Marine claims its new design is the best yet. Theo Stocker tested the 12kg model, with the Ultra Flip Swivel, on his Sadler

Boats in an anchorage

The RYA's former Yachtmaster chief examiner, James Stevens answers your questions of seamanship. This month, how would you cope with another boat anchoring too close?