Arctic Tern, a Bruce Roberts 434, recently complete the North West Passage, sailing 6250 miles from Newfoundland to Alaska using a Vulcan 33 as their primary anchor. Some of the comments we received on their experience include:
“We have been impressed with the ease of launching that the curved shank facilitates, previously we used a Rocna which always needed encouragement to leave the vessel. The speed with which the anchor set and subsequently held was second to none. We have had wind speeds of up to 55 knots in one anchorage and it held solidly, bottom was hard fine stone and sand. Other vessels in the same anchorage were not so lucky.
Retrieving the anchor is a dream with smooth action as it returns over the bow roller with no snatch and violent action as the shank passes the roller furling drum.”
For more information refer to their website at www.arcticternexpeditions.co.uk