Important Knots

On a modern sailing yacht, knot tying is dying art – now there are clutches, cleats, winches and blocks that do the work. But there are some simple knots which are good to know before you come aboard

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Bowline General loop knot. Super-strong and reliable (if tied correctly)
Cleat Hitch Tying boat to dock cleat or generally tying anything to cleat
Figure-of-Eight Tightened to create stopper knot
Clove Hitch Attaching fenders to boat (on lifelines etc)
Rope Coil Gather and store lines, cleaning up the deck after racing, or preparing spinnaker sheets before race