O’pen Skiff

O’pen Skiff competitions combine the excitement and freestyle fun from the board sport world with pure sail racing.

This cocktail based on having fun AND serious competition is a huge hit with young skippers, making them life-long converts to sailing!

O’PEN SKIFF WORLDS 2021

Like many international events, the 2020  O’pen Skiff World Championships was postponed one year, but happily it has just found its way back to the scheduled 2020 destination, the fantastic spot at Calasetta, southern Sardinia, where 205 eager young skippers from 6 countries had signed up to compete for the O’pen Skiff World Champion titles at stake.

From the first day it was clear that everyone was overjoyed to be back on the water, racing and being in the action. And from the first day it was also clear who the eventual winners would be, Josef Krasowski (U13) and Manuel de Felice (U17). Both skippers imposed themselves from the start and never let up, establishing impressive leads in their respective rankings, showing their mastery of varying conditions and a skill level that says everything about the energy and dynamism that the O’pen Skiff class has come to symbolise. 


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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 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. 

In our homeland of Europe there are more and more participants and competitions : many nations are seeing a rapid growth of O'pen Skiff fleet and taking advantage of that dynamic to encourage more and more young converts to sailing.

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.
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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.

O'PEN SKIFF VIDEOS

O'PEN SKIFF CLASS

O'PEN SKIFF SAILING DINGHY

The O’pen Skiff junior sailboat is a breath of fresh air in the sailing world with a design for kids.

 

ACCESSORIES

All you need to tune your boat

 

SPARE PARTS

Find all the spare parts to repair your O'pen Skiff

 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR MODELS

  1. MAST SUPPORT - TOP
    MAST SUPPORT - TOP
  2. TRAILER WHEEL
    TRAILER WHEEL
    Replacement wheel for O'pen Skiff trolley. Polyamide plastic rim, low pressure tire
  3. O'PEN SKIFF WISHBONE COMPLETE TEAM
    O'PEN SKIFF WISHBONE COMPLETE TEAM
    O'pen Skiff One Design boom complete with all rigging lines & hardware, including main sheet, cunningham/boom vang and outhaul
  4. O'PEN SKIFF COMPLETE MAST
    O'PEN SKIFF COMPLETE MAST
    O'pen Skiff One Design two-piece mast
  5. 3.8 Dacron Rig
    3.8 Dacron Rig
    O'pen Skiff One Design complete rig with smaller, 3.8m dacron sail, battens, mast, boom, and all rigging lines including main sheet and cunningham/boom vang.