Until this very moment, the spiky-haired, cool glasses, big attitude Blockheads face man has not had a name. We thought…Darn it, he deserves better! So we asked you!

Thanks to all of your wonderful ideas, we found one that fits PERFECTLY. We’d like to introduce you to…



Also known as Schmict-meister. The Schmictivator. Schmicts. Schmicty. And The Schmict.

Schmicter is a man of few words. In fact we’ve never heard a peep out of him—so far anyway.

Stay tuned for more adventures with Schmicter the Blockhead. And congratulations to Blockhead Susie R. for her perfect idea!



Contest: Name The Blockhead!

Here at Harken, we’re facing an ENORMOUS CHALLENGE. The spiky-haired, cool glasses, big attitude Blockheads face man-who-shall-remain-nameless…remains nameless.


The Think Like a Blockhead Contest

WANTED: BLOCKHEADED IDEAS Since day one, we’ve filled harkenblockheads.com with hundreds of tips and videos to help you

Contest, Trivia

January Trivia Contest

Take a swing at the monthly Harken Blockheads Trivia Contest: 👉 Question: How is it possible for some

Articles, Contest, Fun, Gallery, Photo

Aiden Martin Is the ‘First Blockhead To The Island’

Aiden Martin Is the ‘First Blockhead To The Island’ in the 2019 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

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.