Sailing knots

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Animated Knots include: Sailing Knots, Fishing Knots, Forty Knots, Special knots, Advanced knots,
and the essential Knots for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.

Here are knots for the Boy Scout Small-Boat Sailing merit badge as well as Sea Scout Able, Apprentice and Ordinary ranks. The square knot, bowline, clove hitch, two half hitches, and figure eight are included in the Boy Scout Knots page.

Bowline on a Bight Cleat Hitch Double Bowline Figure Eight
Marline Hitch Midshipman's Hitch Rolling Hitch Stevedores Knot

Figure Eight

Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight knot
Animation of how to tie a Figure Eight knot
Loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.
Required for

Cleat Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Cleat Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Cleat Hitch

Required for:

Stevedores Knot

Animation of how to tie a Stevedores Knot
Animation of how to tie a Stevedores Knot
Required for

Bowline on a Bight

Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
Animation of how to tie a Bowline on a Bight
Required for

Rolling Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Rolling Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Rolling Hitch
Required for

Marline Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Marline Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Marline Hitch
Required for

Double Bowline

Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline (French Bowline)
Animation of how to tie a Double Bowline (French Bowline)
Required for


Midshipman's Hitch

Animation of how to tie a Midshipman's Hitch
Animation of how to tie a Midshipman's Hitch
Required for

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