Take a swing at the monthly Harken Blockheads Trivia Contest:

👉 Question:

How is it possible for some sailboats to go faster than the wind?

👉 Answer: 

Sailboats can go faster than the ambient wind because of apparent wind. Once sailing, they essentially generate their own wind. Want to learn more? Watch this video:


👏 Winner:

Our lucky winner this month was Max Shiel! His name was randomly drawn from the list of correct names, and he won a Blockheads Dry Bag and Brandana.



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.


January Trivia Contest

The deadline to enter is January 28, 2021. One lucky sailor will be drawn randomly from the list


November Trivia Contest

The deadline to enter was November 24, 2020. 👉 Question: Who holds the circumnavigation record for the Vendée


September Trivia Contest

The deadline to enter is September 29, 2020. One lucky sailor will be drawn randomly from the list

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.