FALL ORDER/PREORDER SALE 2019

O’Pen BIC (O’Pen Skiff)

O’PEN BIC (O’PEN SKIFF)The O’pen BIC 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 sail sports. 

The O’pen BIC has also ruffled the feathers of the traditional race scene, with race formats and simplified rules that focus more on fun and improvement than just race results. Innovative courses and rules, on-water refereeing, and even freestyle encourage participation and a variety of sailing skills.

At international level, the class is more action-packed than ever, with an ever-increasing calendar of international regattas and events. Very popular in the USA, the O’pen BIC was present at the recent America’s Cup contest in Bermuda, where 32 youngsters from all over the world were invited to come and race in front of the big, knowledgable crowd gathered for the prestigious main event.

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KEY FEATURES

The O’pen BIC sailing dinghy is a breath of fresh air for junior sailing. Based on a modern skiff concept, the O’Pen BIC is very fast, very simple, and very FUN to sail! The self-bailing open transom hull is rapid and responsive, with a modern rig that’s rugged and versatile. 
O’pen BIC offers kids a small beginner sailboat that teaches the skills, balance, and reflexes so they can progress to other modern, high-performance and Olympic Class equipment. Hundreds of sailing clubs around the world have adopted the O’pen BIC, for a new, fun way of teaching and inspiring kids for sailing.

The O’pen BIC has also upended the traditional race scene, with modern race formats and simplified rules that focus more on fun and skill development than just race results. Innovative courses and rules, on-water refereeing, and even freestyle encourage participation and a variety of sailing skills. At the international level, the class is more action-packed than ever, with an ever-increasing calendar of international regattas and events. Very popular in North America, the O’pen BIC was uniquely selected for the 35th America’s Cup Half Time Show in Bermuda, where 32 youngsters from all over the world put on an amazing show for the thousands of spectators.

What’s the bottom line about the O’pen BIC? Kids LOVE them.

INCLUDE PRODUCTO'PEN BIC

On the hull, the shaped daggerboard and rudderblade, and all deck equipment and fittings are worthy of the most modern dinghies: Ronstan Cunningham pulleys and Ronstan mainsheet ratchet block, Robline ropes…. The rig includes a fully-battened North 4,5m2 mono-film sail with mast pocket, similar to that of a windsurf board. Rigged on an epoxy mast, the sail has been designed with an open leech to give sailors maximum control and performance in windy conditions.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

LENGTH 9 feet
WIDTH 3′ 9″
VOLUME 240 L

East Coast Sailboats, Inc
8865 Caratoke Highway
Unit #5
Point Harbor, NC 27964
Tel: 252-489-3491

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