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 


Inspiration, Rigging

Tour an Olympic Nacra 17

Meet Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis. The pair will be headed to the Tokyo Olympics next year. Come


The Most Important Equipment

Blockheads, you are the ones on a sailing team who keep an extra shackle and a roll of


How to Rig a Swedish Match 40

Calling all rigging nerds! Remember our friends at Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, New York? They have

Rigging, Video

Customizing the Engage Point on your Ratchamatic Blocks

Did you know that you can customize Harken Ratchamatic blocks to better suit your strength and sailing style?

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.