Hi Blockheads,

You are in one of the most physical and brain-challenging sports including patience and perseverance, but most of all, FUN sports in the World!

To become a good racing sailor you need to be equally good at all 4 PPPB (Physical, Patience, Perseverance, Brain). Nothing comes easy, others will beat you, but in time if you work steady and hard at all 4 PPPBs you will get to the top.

Inside, it’s frustrating to lose. It’s okay to get mad at yourself, but you must never give up! Outside, you need to wear a smile and have FUN!! That’s what it is all about!!

Thank you for being a part of this community. Have fun, Blockheads!


Peter Harken
Chairman, Harken USA


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