#HOW TO - Sail Magazine have posted a valuable video guide demonstrating how to set a kedge anchor for your vessel.
Every boat should carry a minimum of two anchors to give you security should the wind shift or pick up overnight and cause the boat to sway.
The second anchor should always be a different design to the primary anchor - an aluminium Fortress anchor would be perfect for this, being light to carry should it be needed.
Choice of rope is also important for a kedge anchor, with nylon being the better bet for its strength despite its lightness.
Get all of Sail Magazine's tips for setting a kedge anchor HERE.