Animated Boating Knots
Welcome to Boating Knots
These animated knots are primarily for boaters, but many are useful for anyone who uses rope and values safety.
The selection of knots is based on many years of sailing combined with feedback and advice from several helpful captains. The knots are arranged in alphabetical order.
Windy.com is a great weather resource for cruising. Don't ignore the official NOAA but Windy offers a much more granular look at the weather. NOAA forecasts cover large areas over many hours with wind speeds expressed in big ranges (10 knots or more). Windy allows you to pan and zoom to the area you’ll be traveling, and to step through the forecast (several forecasts, actually) in one-hour increments.