The 'Knot Ready' Ropework Courses 2024

The 'Knot Ready' Ropework Course 2024

The Pirate Castle has launched our knot tying and ropework course dates for 2024! Perfect for boating organisations, new boaters, or those about to buy a boat to learn the ropes (as well as a brush up for those with more experience).

The course will cover the tying of 12 of the important knots you need to know, with the tutor on hand to guide you step by step through the techniques (and show you a few 'tricks of the trade' not usually found in books). In addition to knot tying we will show you how to splice and whip, how to store ropes correctly, and demonstrate and practice rope handling techniques such as coiling, throwing and tensioning. The course also includes advice on boat mooring and safety considerations when mooring or passing through locks.

If you've ever been stuck and unsure of what to do when out and about then this is the course for you! An all-round, comprehensive course designed to give you the techniques to master knot tying and rope applications and to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to enjoy your boating life out on the water.

Even if you're not a boater you may still find this course very enjoyable as a learning experience, because much of what we cover can be applicable and helpful in day-to-day use as well.

Price: £110 per person, a minimum of 2 trainees required for us to run the course. A maximum of 6 trainees per course.

Course Dates for 2024

Sat 10th February
Sun 14th April
Sat 15th June
Sun 4th August
Sat 19th October
Sun 8th December

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We look forward to hearing from you very soon.