Welcome to Barrows Henken Racing !

Yale Alumnus Ian Barrows and Stanford Alumnus Hans Henken have teamed up to chase excellence on the Road to Paris 2024!

Our team is dedicated to excellence through the integrity and passion inspired by our families, friends and sailing competitors. We take great pride in having a growth atmosphere, being open to new ideas and working hard while we journey towards our combined dream of winning a medal at the 2024 Olympics.

With our own twist from the leadership of the All-Blacks, “Better people make Better Sailors, Better Sailors become Olympians.”

Discover Our Story

Go behind the scenes with Barrows Henken Racing and Discover our Story. Get to know us and the roles we play within our team. Explore our back stories and why we hold aspirations to compete at the Olympic Games! Learn how we defined our campaign and what we are seeking to accomplish both on and off the water through our Vision Statement, Mission Statement, and Key Core Values!

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4th in the WORLD

Awesome finishes at the 2021 49er Asian Championships and 49er World Championships in Oman! Our month of November by the numbers: 4th Place at the 2021 49er World Championships!! 5th Place at the 2021 49er Asian Championships!! 1st Barrows Henken Team Goal Completed – Top 10 in the WORLD!! The best finish by a USContinue reading “4th in the WORLD”

Off to Oman!!

Mantra 11. Invent your Own Language: “Sing your World Into Existence”  – All Blacks Our Dublin, Ireland and Marseille, France Camps by the numbers: 16 Days Sailed 30 Days in Europe 421.82 Miles 40.3 Hours 656 Gybes Completed 576 Tacks Completed 2 Irish Training Partners 2024 Olympic Sailing Venue – Marseille, France Our last European training block beforeContinue reading “Off to Oman!!”

Knowing the Difference

Mantra 10. Know Thyself: “Keep it Real”  – All Blacks Our Long Island, NY Camp by the numbers: 25 Days 619.98 Miles 62.5 Hours 1075 Gybes Completed 825 Tacks Completed 84 New Sail Number 17 days in 4-7 knots 6 days in 10-15 knots 1 Boat Packed for the 2021 World Championships in Oman Since winning the 2021Continue reading “Knowing the Difference”


Solid Finishes at the Santander Invitational Test Event and 49er North American Championships! Our month of June by the numbers: 21 Total Races Completed 12 Total Sailing Days 11th Average Finishing Position at Santander Invitational 8 Total Travel Days 7 Days Spent Rigging and De-Rigging 6 Total Race Days 5 Countries Visited 2 Regattas RacedContinue reading “HARD WORK PAYS OFF”

You Can Say That Again …

Mantra 9. Keep a Blue Head : “Control your Attention”  – All Blacks Our Cascais Camp by the numbers: 15 Days 367.21 Miles 40.5 Hours 300 Tacks Completed 150 Gybes Completed 40 Races Completed 10 days in 15 – 20+ knots 1 Podium Finish at Cascais Championship Regatta ACT I Our Cascais training block has just wrapped up! WithinContinue reading “You Can Say That Again …”

Need for Speed

Mantra 8. Train to Win : “Practice under Pressure”  – All Blacks Our Post- Regatta Lanzarote Camp by the numbers: 15 Days 446 Miles 43.5 Hours 450 Tacks Completed 225 Gybes Completed 120 Tuning Runs Completed 7 days in 17 – 23+ knots 2 Dutch Training Partners 1 Coaches Regatta Raced! Our 4 week, post- regatta, Lanzarote training blockContinue reading “Need for Speed”

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