One of the things I’m now having to do is go back and relearn my sailcraft.
Modern boats reduce a sailor to dependence on devices and I was no exception with the Harken blocks, travellers etc. but with the square-rigged vessel, even a small one, it all has to be remembered, relearned or learnt from scratch.
The one I’ll need to gather all the cordage is how to hang to a belaying pin properly. This pdf for naval cadets is a great starter:
Oh yes, that cheesing down of ropes – here’s how to do it: