Welcome.

To The Front.

 

 
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 Every morning the questions await:

Can it be lighter?

Does that add line speed?

Will it be flawless under higher load?

Here is where the answers play out.  

At The Front…where we must be. 

No compromises.

No end to the commitment.


STORIES

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SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AARHUS 2018

Inside the ropes at the most significant event for the Olympic classes between the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 games.

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VOLVO OCEAN RACE

The ultimate test of sailors and equipment. As an official Race Supplier to the 2017-18 edition, Harken was aboard for every mile of the journey. Here’s some of what we saw.

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HARKEN TECH TEAM

It’s not enough to make the most innovative products. We need to help sailors maintain, repair and use them right. These guys do that. All over the world.


 
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Getting to the Front…

Long before start ups were called startups, Harken began after hours, with a single idea that turned into a breakthrough. Olaf and Peter didn’t set out to transform our sport. They just wanted to make some equipment that helped the best sailors extend the possible. When they arrived at the front we were along for the ride. And what a ride it’s been.

 

In 1980, the Harken brothers joined in a collaborative syndicate named Slingshot, with the goal of breaking the world speed sailing record.


The Harken Tech Team in its native environment at the Sailing World Cup Miami, a key stop on the Olympic qualification circuit.

Amoco Procyon, an innovative new approach to design, re-imagined all aspects of a traditional sailboat, including the first-ever uses of a canting keel.

Since the 1977 debut of Harken gear in the America’s Cup on board Sverige, the cup has been a key test bench for new products.