BIC O’PEN SKIFF
The hull of the O’pen Skiff was designed with fun sailing as the priority. It is a modern boat where the hull is as open as possible, thereby leaving the helmsman completely free to move around and trim the boat to any wind and water conditions.
FOR FUN, RECREATION, PERFECTION & RACING
O’pen Skiff celebrated its 15th birthday in 2021! Designed specifically for juniors, our little dinghy has blown a big breath of fresh air through our sailing world, close to the new-generation skiff concept, very fast and very simple.
100% open, self-bailing, rapid and responsive, with an up-to-date versatile rig, the O’pen Skiff offers kids a machine that delivers maximum fun while helping them learn the skills and reflexes to enjoy racing on current, high-performance equipment.
Hundreds of sailing clubs around the world have opted for the O’pen Skiff, for a new, fun way of teaching sailing to appeal to youngsters attracted to new sail sports.
The O’pen Skiff has also ruffled the feathers of the traditional race scene, with race formats and simplified rules that focus more on fun, sportsmanship, and improvement, than just race results. Innovative courses and rules, on-water refereeing, and even freestyle encourage participation and a variety of sailing skills.
As a result, the O’pen Skiff Class has seen rapid growth in many European countries, USA, Australia, New Zealand, as well as others. The World Championship, this year in Sardinia, Italy, will attract more than 250 sailors from over 15 nations.
The O’pen Skiff has become the go-to junior sailboat in several countries where sailing interest has been stunted by 60 year old boat designs and over emphasis on elite competition. But the greatest attribute of the O’pen Skiff is that kids LOVE them.