Know your knots! A solid knowledge base for knot tying will help you rig better and sail safer.

There was a huge response to our most recent trivia contest about the sheet bend knot, so we thought you’d love this skills-building website about knot tying. is an absolute GOLD MINE for teaching yourself how to tie better knots. Nail the basics like a double overhand and a cleat hitch, then get to know more complicated knots like a soft shackle and an eye splice. All of them will help you be a better sailor. When sailing school starts again, you’ll be ready to impress.

Check out the boating knots and mooring tips here:Ā 


Rigging, Safety, Video

How To Care For Your Blocks

Dirt, sand, and grime can accumulate in your blocks over time. To prevent this, the best sailors keep

Rigging, Video

Laser Equipment Walk-Through with Robert Scheidt

Robert Scheidt, Olympic champion, shows us the Harken hardware and setup he uses on his Laser.

Gear, Rigging, Video

Waszp Walk-Through

Join Reed Baldridge, USA Waszp class president, on a walk-through of the Waszp one-design foiler.

Invaluable Advice, Regatta, Rigging, Video

Blockhead Advice: Regatta Prep with McLube

Blockhead Advice: Before every regatta, Madeline Torrey always does one thing. She cleans, polishes, and protects her boat

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.