Learn how to finish a splice or tidy up the end of a line by tying a whipping. This video is a follow up to Making a 12-Strand Eye Splice. Whipping is an essential process for securing the tail of a splice and preventing any slippage over time. Watch and take note as Whitney Kent of Sheboygan Youth Sailing demonstrates this step-by-step process.

RECOMMENDED

Rigging, Tuning, and Splicing

Hey You Blockheads: Free Stuff!

At Last!  4 Free Harken Parts Right Here—Just for Being a Blockhead. (Yep. They really are free. And

Rigging, Tuning, and Splicing

Naples Sabot: What Gear Goes Where?

Ever wonder how to replace a part on your boat? We’ve got a helpful resource for you! This

Boat Tours, Rigging, Tuning, and Splicing

Laser Vang Walk-Through with Olympian Paige Railey

When you take care of your equipment, your equipment takes care of you. Laser Radial sailor Paige Railey

Advice & Inspiration, Boat Tours, Rigging, Tuning, and Splicing

Innovation At The Front

Every quad, Cup, round-the-world race, and major world championship, Harken is listening — We’re on the docks chatting


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.