For Fun, recreation, Perfection & Racing
O’pen BIC celebrated its 10th birthday in 2016,
along with the production of its 8,000th boat. 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 BIC 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 BIC, for a new,
fun way of teaching sailing to appeal to youngsters attracted to new
At international level, the class is more action-packed than ever, with an ever-increasing calendar of international regattas and events. This summer's World Championships in Quiberon, France, brought together 205 racers from 15 countries. Our best ever entry. In our homeland of Europe there are more and more participants and competitions : many nations are seeing a rapid growth of O'pen BIC fleet and taking advantage of that dynamic to encourage more and more young converts to sailing.
Some of the national championships offer a totally innovative take on competition sailing. UN Regattas in America and Australia are great examples, mixing a cocktail of anything-goes freestyle sessions with classic regatta racing, with the emphasis on fun as well as finesse. More: http://openbicclass.org/
World Championships 2017 31 st July to 5 th August 2017 Arco Lago di Garda, Trentino, Italy. More : http://worlds2017.openbicclass.org/
27 th - 29 th October, La Grand Motte/Montpellier, YC La Grande Motte (France).