Essential sailing knots

Five essential sailing knots required for Optimist sailors and 420 sailors

  1. Square knot
  2. Half hitch
  3. Stopper knot
  4. Cleat hitch
  5. Bowline

Knot combinations you should know:

  1. Dock pole 2 wraps and 2 half hitches
  2. Two half hitches and stopper knot

Video instruction for the 5 essential knots:

Square knot
Half hitch
Stopper knot

Cleat hitch

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