One of the most beautiful and useful sailing knots is the bowline. The bowline forms a temporary eye, or loop, in the end of a line and is commonly used to attach a jib sheet to the clew of the jib.
The official book of ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing is a must for any person interested in the lifestyle of sailing.
Heaving to (to heave to and to be hove to) involves parking the boat while out at sea. It’s easy to do but it takes a little practice as every boat is different!
The rolling hitch can be used to connect two lines in order to transfer the load from one line to another – ideal for fixing that winch override…