Articles by Professor John H. Knox

"How Anchors Work"
Royal Highland Yacht Club Journal 2012 pp 59-6 

"Anchors Aware, Anchors on Test"
Practical Boat Owner, August 2011 #538 pp 81-87

"Will my Anchor Hold"
Practical Boat Owner, July 2002 #427 pp 78-81

"Will my Anchor Hold. Part 2"
Practical Boat Owner, August 2002, #427 pp 99-10

"Snatching at Anchors"
Practical Boat Owner, February 1999 #386 pp 133-135

"Anchoring by Numbers"
Yachting Monthly August 1997 #1092 pp 24-28

Other Articles and Information

Peter Smith, "Independent Anchor Performance Testing", 2012 (Link)

Toby Hughes & Bill Springer, "Ultimate Holding Power"
Yachting Monthly December 2006 #1204 pp 62-71.

Paul McNeill, "Digging In", Yachting Monthly, January 2007, #1705 p51

Bill Springer, "Holding Power", Sail Magazine, October 2006 pp 60-68

"Which Anchor is Best", Yachting Monthly November 2009 #1215 pp 24-33

Joan Gallifa, “Mistral Misfortune”,
Practical Boat Owner 2012 Septamber 2012 #552 pp78-80


"Anchoring and Mooring", 
Alain Greẻ, (transl. Mark Brackenbury), Adlard Coles, Ltd.,1984, ISBN 0-229-11702-3

"Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring", 
Earl R Hinz, Cornell Maritime Press 1994, ISBN 0-87033-452-2

Happy Hooking - The Art of Anchoring.” Alex & Daria Blackwell. White Seahorse; 2nd Ed 2011; ISBN-13: 978-0981517100

"Complete Anchoring Handbook", 
Alain Poiraud, Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt & Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt, McGraw Hill, 2008, ISBN 978-0-07-147508-2

"Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring", 
Bobby Shenk, Adlard Coles, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4081-2944-9

Anchoring resources

We highly recommend Antares Charts for those sailing on the West Coast of Scotland