45 blockheads from all over the world duked it out on the freshwater race course of Sheboygan, Wisconsin this July. Harken Blockheads was on site spreading the good word about rigging, tuning, and boat maintenance as well as providing media coverage and hosting Harken Night. Watch the Instagram story here: www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17898218111558452/
We sat down with the newly crowned Harken Blockheads Lightning Youth World Champions to find out their keys to success:
• Inspect your boat every day with a checklist so you can avoid breakdowns.
• Friendship matters.
• Follow your plan on the water. Do what you’ve trained to do.
• When something bad happens, keep fighting. When you’re in last place, take it step-by-step and do what makes sense tactically.
Congratulations to Nicolas Bernal, Mathias Reimer, and Felipe Fonseca
, the new world champions! We are excited to follow these young sailors throughout their careers. We hope they will be the first ones to win the Youth Worlds, the Worlds, and the Masters Worlds!