Choosing the right anchor is a decision that depends on different criteria. A J24 sailing on a lake with mud bottom certainly will not use the same anchor as an Odyssey 49 sailing in Miami. Choosing the right anchor depends on having a good balance between the time you will be anchored, the size of your boat, the climate conditions and the type of bottom of where you will sail at. Anchors come in different sizes and shapes. In the following article we will explain the different types and their pros and cons to help you decide which anchor you will need depending on every situation.