Useful Sailor’s Knots

It is often said “if you can’t tie a knot, tie lots!”. This is not good seamanship and it is better to learn how to tie the right knot for a particular application.

How to tie a Bowline

Tying the Bowline

Simple Sailing Knots

Some of the More Common Knots

Securing a Fender

The Round Turn & Two Half Hitches

How to tie a Rolling Hitch

The Rolling Hitch

How to Coil a Line

Keep your Lines neatly Coiled