Rope is an important item in our lives most people use it regularly for something. We use rope all the time for all types of jobs on a boat so it is important to understand, correctly use it and look after it, and know when it needs replacing.
The materials and technology that has gone into modern rope makes it stronger, lighter and more versatile than wire. This also means the loads and weights it can handle are much greater and so we need more knowledge of how to use it safely.
The most important knots we teach our crew are a figure-of-eight, reef knot, clove hitch, round-turn-and-two-half-hitches, sheet bend and a bowline. These knots are an essential part of yachting and will help towards RYA sailing qualifications.