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!
Kids LOVE the O’pen Skiff
The O’pen Skiff is the innovative new sailboat for inspiring youth sailing. Based on the modern skiff concept, the O'Pen Skiff is very fast, very simple, and very FUN to sail! The self-bailing open transom hull is responsive and safe, with a modern rig that's rugged and versatile.
The O'pen Skiff offers kids a machine that teaches the skills, balance, and reflexes so they can progress to other modern and high-performance and Olympic Class equipment. Hundreds of sailing clubs around the world have adopted the O'pen Skiff, for a new, fun way of teaching and energizing kids for sailing. O’pen Skiff is the new name that better describes the mission of the O’pen BIC. Same AWESOME boat. New name. What’s the bottom line? Kids LOVE the O’pen Skiff.
FOR FUN, RECREATION, PERFECTION & RACING
O’pen Skiff celebrated its 16th birthday in 2022! 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.
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 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.