Boatworks

SAIL’s Essential Sailing Knots Video Series

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

This past summer, SAIL magazine paid a visit to the Boston Sailing Center in Boston’s North End to get the low-down on the knots, bends and hitches that every sailor should know.


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Cruising Tips

Don’t be fooled, there is most definitely and right and wrong way to secure a line to a cleat, and leave it to the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin to know the difference between the two!


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Boatworks

SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Rolling Hitch

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at the construction and uses of that saltiest of knots, the rolling hitch. In particular, Francois explains how this knot can be used to help untangle even the worst winch override. 


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Boatworks

SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Coil a Line

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

Take good care of your lines, and your lines will take good care of you. In this video, the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin shows the correct and easiest way to coil a line so it will be ready to run when needed. 


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Boatworks

The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin take a look at the clove hitch, the two different ways it can be tied and its many uses. These include securing a coil to a lifeline, or attaching a mooring line to a bollard or piling. 

 

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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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