Pure happiness. That’s what happens when a group of Blockheads gets a chance to sail on a VO65 that raced in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018.

Harken Blockheads Polska and Sailing Poland came together to give these young sailors the chance to steer, grind, sail, and experience this incredible boat on Gdańsk Bay. The kids also got the chance to learn from Sailing Poland’s skipper Maciej Marczewski and two Olympic 49er teams: Przybytek & Kołodziński and Buksak & Wierzbicki.

Harken Blockheads Day 2020 was a memory they will never forget!


Advice & Inspiration, Boat Tours

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Advice & Inspiration, Regatta

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Advice & Inspiration

Blockheads Lightning Youth Worlds

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A Note on Leadership & Character

by Gordy Bowers The following checklist and suggestions should get you started thinking about what it means to

What exactly is a Blockhead? If you are totally obsessed with how to rig and sail your boat, you might already be one! Join the community of Blockheads to learn more about the sport, engage with others and share sailing experiences. This site serves as the hub for Blockheads globally, where you can discover how to join, media, tips and tricks, contests, and events. This program is all about YOU and we want to hear from everyone! Not seeing something? Your feedback is crucial, feel free to shoot us a comment or message.