Today whilst cruising in wonderfully calm weather with bright sunshine and motoring because we had 0.2kts of wind…… I took the anchor ball down as we left the anchorage and threw it into the forward cockpit ready for putting back up when we got to our next anchorage in just over an hour.
You guessed it, as we passed through a cut the wind whipped up momentarily and when we arrived…. no anchor ball to be found.
If its on deck… tie it down!!! that goes for your Admiral as well :-).