Most people who have done much sailing have learned to tie a bowline. You’ve seen the rabbit come out of the hole and run around the tree, start with a “b” and many other methods of tying this most useful knot in sailing. I recently went to a meeting for women who sail at the TMCA group here in Kemah. It was way too beginner for me but I say if you learn one thing it was worth the time. This wasn’t even part of the class but someone there showed me this method for a bowline and I think it’s the easiest way I’ve seen. Check it out. And practice!