John had heard good things about Rocna anchors, and decided to replace his existing plough. Over the period of a vacation cruise during the Christmas holidays, John spent some time testing his new anchor. He mentions that 40 knots of wind one night did not budge his yacht.
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With a large displacement hull weighing in at 20 tons and a LOA of 54', Kristina presents a considerable profile to the wind. Tired of dragging their old generation anchor, Tony E. needed a final solution.
When the champagne bottle christened Shayne and Wendy Tobin's new world cruiser, it met its end against the heel of a Rocna 30. Launched in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, Waiora was built solely by its owners. She is to take the couple, together with daughter Kaya, around the world.
The New Zealand Marauder Association has an affinity for Rocna anchors, with some of the feedback reproduced below from their newsletter. A Rocna 10 was donated as a prize for their 2006 National Championships, and the following entry is by the winner.
Dutch couple Marianne and Paul W. have been cruising on their yacht since 2003, in the Mediterranean, the Netherlands, and inbetween. They are now planning to leave in 2008 on an extended cruise of 5 to 10 years, and are preparing the boat for that expedition.
American cruising guru Steve Dashew was interested in new generation anchors, and bought a Rocna for his new 83' ocean-going motoryacht Wind Horse.
With regard our recent sail from France to Croatia we arrived in Dubrovnik in the dark after being greeted 20 miles out by a very nasty storm. After checking in with the Harbourmaster and immigration police we were told we couldn’t stay on the jetty - and were asked to leave.
In September 2011, a supposedly secure bay in Ionian Greece was hit by a freak weather event described as a "microburst" after the fact. The sailing club in the bay recorded a peak wind strength of 95 knots, winds that beached and destroyed many boats.
I would personally like to thank you for making a product that saved our boat today. My husband and I live on our Sabre 34 Targa and have taken from Lake Michigan on a journey to the Caribbean which we are still en route to.
I wanted to share an email with you that we sent to our friends and family while we were cruising from Miami, FL to St Thomas, Virgin Islands when we were attacked by Hurricane Sandy with recorded winds of 126 mph on the bow of our boat while we held fast with our 40 kg Rocna anchor. Below is... read more