O'pen Bic

O'pen Bic

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The O'pen Bic, is a single handed sailboat designed for younger sailers. Developed by Vitali Design, the boat was launched in 2006. It is an International Class, as recognised by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The ideal weight for a user of this boat is 30 kg (66 lb)–65 kg (143 lb), but it can accommodate up to 90 kg (200 lb), making it suitable for children and young teens. At present there are over 10 countries that have regular event calendars of national competitions, and the international World O’pen Cup is the pinnacle each year. The O’pen Cup event style is very original, with some highly innovative courses and race rules derived from funboarding, where races are short and quick, the course changes regularly and can include crosswind legs and freestyle moves or an adventure race, and protests are judged immediately out on the water so no racing time or effort is wasted! These improvements are in line with ISAF’s Introductory Rules of Sailing, and are quite a break from the last 40 years of “classic” sailing. O’pen Cups are a cocktail of fun and pure regatta racing, great for motivating our young sailors and keeping them hooked for life!

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  • 2015 Australian O'pen Cup!

    Episode 1

    The Australian O'pen Cup 2015 was held in January 2014 at Sandringham Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia. Racing was held in Port Phillip which offered a perfect range of conditions for the Junior ISAF skiffs. Congratulations to Kristen Wadley (three time female world champ) who took out the event! ...

  • 2015 World O'Pen Bic Cup

    Episode 2

    The 2015 World O'Pen Bic Cup was held at Safety Beach Sailing Club from the 27th of December till the 3rd of January. The regatta consisted of every type of wind strength possible, with the sailors experiencing days of 2 knots and 30+ knots throughout the week. It was a great event had by all! A ...