Sea anchors

I’ve been looking at sea anchors suitable for a BCC and have a question for anyone who not only has one on board but has actually used it. What size do you have? A BCC seems to fall into the size range somewhere between a Fiorentino 9’ or 12’. My first thought is that the 9’ should do the job. Roger Olson’s excellent book has some very useful advice on deployment, likewise the Pardeys, but the size issue for a BCC-28 is not directly addressed. Any thoughts?
(Itchen; BCC #73)


We chose the 9’, but have not deployed it yet. Should practice, but heaving to has been adequate and comfortable in everything we’ve seen so far.

SV Galatea