Details, Details

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VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

The Color of Harken

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Harken has dusted off this classic promo video and uploaded it to You Tube. Introducing the Harken Black Magic range; the year is 1996. Check it!

Talk it up

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Zach Railey talks about his Harken gear at the ISAF World Championships. Very informative:

Tiny

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Harken Makes a Big Splash with the T18™—Our Lightest Block Ever Pewaukee, WI—With the new T18™ block’s 125 kg (275 lb) working load and 7.2 g (0.25 oz) weight, this tiny block is our lightest soft-attach and the perfect complement to Harken’s popular T2™ line. It installs anywhere and articulates for perfect lead angles. A  … Read more

Boned up

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Sail22 has been testing their dog bones at Harken. Great footage of bits breaking at high loads.

Digital Harken

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Harken has gone live with their online resources page. Check out all their catalogues including their brand new 2011 One Design one, featuring tips and tricks from the sports greats, such as Jonathan McKee and Bora Gulari. View or download here.

Big is Beautiful

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HARKEN CUSTOM PROJECT – ALLOY YACHTS’ VERTIGO “Vertigo uses a 60-ton (54,400 kg / 120,000 lb) stainless standup mainsheet block. Megan had her photo taken with it for scale which made a beautiful poster.” -Corinne Rich, Custom Sales Mgr

Thinking outside the box

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Ryan from West Marine Rigging has his thinking cap on: I have been throwing some ideas back and forth with Skip Mattos of Harken, trying to improve and simplify existing systems on boats, and also come up with new ideas. One thing that sailor’s have always been known for is finding existing products, and using them in  … Read more

On the Move

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Oakley Jones (Northeast USA Sales) reports: Harken is on the move again. After coming off another successful Key West Race Week the boys drove the Harken Tech Team trailer to Miami for the 2011 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. 716 sailors from 53 countries arrived in Miami for a week of Olympic-caliber racing in the Fi…nn,  … Read more