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All knotting can be summarized under three main groups: knots, bends and hitches. There are hundreds of sailing knots and much more variations. There is no need to know great number of knots but being familiar with most common can important in critical situations. it is easy to complete more advanced sailing knots once you have mastered the basics. The only way to gain necessary confidence is to practice the knots over and over again.
fish. knot
round turn
figure 8
w. bowline
fish. bend
rolling h.

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