- 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 Product
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.
- Shipping & Returns
- Our hassle-free 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee is designed to give you peace of mind
- Changed your mind? If you aren't delighted with your purchase, you can return a product within 30 days and we will happily refund the purchase price.
- You can return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund
For more info please check out BIC Sport policies
- Technical Data
A great small sailboat
The hull of the O’pen BIC was designed with fun sailing as the priority. It is a small sailboat 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. When hiking, the large sides allow the sailor to set-up comfortably with his/her feet in the straps without placing any unnecessary stress on the body. The totally open and sloping cockpit means that there is absolutely no water in this mini sailboat either during sailing or just after a capsize. A relatively hard chine design was chosen for the bottom shape of the hull. Used by numerous modern sailboat architects, this design offers an excellent compromise between performance and stability. When reaching or broad-reaching, the sailing dinghy accelerates quickly to planing speed. When close-reaching, the small sailboat sets on its chine and has excellent performance up wind. The hull includes integrated carry handles for easy launching into the water and easy transport.