Don Street Sailor Knots
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A Film by Charles Croft with Don Street
Running time: 47 minutes
Filmed in Martinique aboard Iolaire, Don Street’s 46 ft engineless wooden yawl. Master sailor Don Street teaches you and your crew everything you need to know about sailor knots, line handling and throwing in just 50 minutes. Don has decades of ocean sailing experience. Check him out at street-iolaire.com.
Sailor Knots, Line Handling & Throwing
Don gives you the critical knot and line handling skills every skipper should know. Don starts by covering 8 basic knots then adds more advanced knots like the rolling hitch, fisherman’s bend, and tow boat hitch. With a down to earth style, he teaches you how to tie each knot and most importantly, when to use it, making a sometimes difficult subject easy and pleasurable. First Don demonstrates at normal speed then he shows you a slow motion close up that makes the knot’s path easy to follow and learn. Don also covers proper line handling, dock line throwing, sail stops, halyards, and how to repair a chafed rope.