Step onboard with Aiden Martin, the first Harken Blockhead Member to the Island.

At age 14, Aiden is the first place champion in Section 1 (!!!) of the 2019 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac®. Aiden’s team finished in 1 day, 18 hours 29 minutes and 40 seconds.

Let him take you on a tour of the boat that got him there, the Nelson Marek 68 Sagamore.

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