LAYING A SECOND ANCHOR FOR SAFETY
If strong winds are predicted, you can set out the kedge anchor in the direction of the predicted windshift, at say 45 to 90 degrees degrees to the bow anchor. Not only will this stop the boat from sailing around her anchor, it will add an extra degree of security when the wind gets up. This will, of course, impact your swinging circle, so pay attention to the other boats around you. It may also be worth buoying the kedge so you can pull it up from the dinghy when you leave, although be aware that anchor trip lines are almost universally reviled in busy anchorages.