The Bowline

    • Most common knot used on a yacht
    • Very easy to undo even when it has had immense strain put upon it
    • Will not slip or shake out
    • Used on sails, docking





Figure-eight knot

    • Easy to tie and undo
    • Used  to stop jib sheets sliding through the jib cars
    • We use this east time we sail
    • See the tutorial here



Rolling Hitch (useful to hang fenders)


  • Very quick to do
  • Ideal if the rope needs length adjustment
  • Ideal for hanging fenders and adjusting height



Cleat knot

  • Used when docking the boat
  • Used for rafting up
  • Ised when being towed
  • This is an every day knot