Empowering the next generation to stay with sailing:
Harken® launched its Blockheads youth sailing program more than two years ago with a simple and clear mission: Give young sailors tools, skills, and confidence to better ‘own’ their boat and sailing experience.
This free initiative was a reaction to an observation, which was how young people weren’t ‘messing about in boats’ as had previous generations. While learning how to sail opens the door to the sport, working on boats connects you to it.
So far, more than 1,300 young sailors from eight countries have become Blockheads by signing up online or at regattas. While Harken CEO Bill Goggins admits how Blockheads helps to introduce his gear to the next g…
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You can always come home:
What bonds us to boating is as varied as the day is long. Chris Cooper reminisces about what it was for him, and how you can always come back home.
It’s been said so many times, but simplest can often be the best. Forty years ago when windsurfing was in its infancy, I went along to a lake in Maidenhead (UK) for an introductory lesson and was bitten. Over the following seven years, I became an instructor and had the good fortune to introduce hundreds of people to the sport I loved.
This was in the time when purpose made accessories were few and far between.. winter sailing meant silk motorcycle inner gloves and marigolds… plus a big thermos f…
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