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Virtual Education - Nautical Knots with a Difference

Zoom On-Line Course

09 Jun 2020 19:00h - 21:00h  

Members $35 / Non-Members $50

Kit Griffin

Kit Griffin, an experienced climber, sailor and commercial diver, will take you through some basic and unusual knots during this two hour session. Some of the knots that will be covered include:  Munter Hitch, Water Bowline, as well as other more familiar knots, with a twist.   It is not only important to know how, but also why and where to use knots. Also, if you know knots and you’d like to share,  you are welcome to participate.

To participate you must have about a metre of line of 5mm (no more than 20mm diameter) and a broom handle or something similar to “tie” your hitches to.

(Christopher) “Kit” Griffin is a retired adventure equipment consultant and photographer living in Vancouver, Canada. Fifteen years at MEC and twenty years with The BC Mountaineering Club did not cure him from enjoying the outdoors.

Kit lived and travelled across Australia from Sydney’s north beaches to Queensland’s Gold Coast and to Western Australia’s north. However his Canadian connection is from his childhood  in Bamfield as his grandfather (and father) worked for Cable and Wireless until the Cable Station closed in 1959. He credits his family and Bamfield for his deep affection for the ocean, diving, and his sailing from a family friend in Fiji who put him on “Sabot” at the age of 11.

Please Note: This is a Zoom meeting.  The address for connection to the course will be sent via email once registered. You do not need Zoom software to participate.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here

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  1. Avatar Kchristie says:

    Thank you Kit,
    We need this, I know cuz, today I took a family from SUP to Laser dinghy sailing in 2 hours, but they asked about knots. I kept it simple to Clove Hitch and Bowline. And the wife could only tie knots with her eyes closed. Magic that is.
    My crew last week were Rock Climbers, and asked what are sailboat knots.
    Thank you for making it easy to acquire this implicit muscle memory type of knowledge & in a happy friendship way. Keep the laughter rolling, no loose hitches ! There is no bitter end here, just tie that special stopper knot and hang in there cuz everyone loves a safe sharing community, like BCA.
    Ken SV bluerosesailing.ca