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sea anchor

Nautical any device, such as a bucket or canvas funnel, dragged in the water to keep a vessel heading into the wind or reduce drifting

sea anchor

[′sē ‚aŋ·kər]
(naval architecture)
An object towed by a usually small vessel to keep the vessel end-on to a heavy sea or surf or to reduce drift; the usual form is a conical canvas bag whose large end is open, and, when towed with the large end in the forward position, the bag offers considerable resistance.
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"I have fished a lot of tournaments in multiple conditions, but after we deployed the sea anchor it really helped with the extreme conditions we encountered," said Watson.
A check to see that the sea anchor is streaming correctly is now a priority and thereafter maintaining the raft, familiarising everyone with the contents of the emergency pack, watching for rescuers and achieving best possible comfort levels for all on board will become the ongoing routine.
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With my hands warmed by the inflatable gloves, I was able to regain dexterity and continued to deploy my sea anchor. I then donned an insulated hood, inflated the bottom and wind guards of my single-man raft, started to remove some of the water from the raft, and prepared my signaling devices.
Some sort of conservative movement may prove useful, much like a sea anchor during turbulence, for steadying the vessel of culture.
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with no steering and no emergency steering (our spinnaker pole formed an integral part of this) we had little choice but to lay off a sea anchor and convey our situation to the race authorities.
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