O’pen BIC

$3,299.00

O’pen BIC has brought the world of dinghy sailing to kids. Designed specifically for kids, the O’pen BIC is a true glide machine for real excitement on the water. 
Launched in 2006, the O’pen BIC has already convinced more than 6,000 young sailors around the world. They love the fun they can get out of it, its capacity to react fast and its prowess.

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Shoreline Sailboats is proud to offer the O’pen BIC sailboat. The hull of the O’pen BIC was designed with fun sailing as the priority. It is a modern boat 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.

Exciting Sailing Performance:
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 the boat 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 boat architects, this design offers an excellent compromise between performance and stability.  OpenBIC_Wallpaper05_1024x768 When reaching or broad-reaching, the boat accelerates quickly to planing speed. When close-reaching, the boat sets on its chine and has excellent performance up wind.

O’pen BIC has brought the world of dinghy sailing to kids. Designed specifically for kids, the O’pen BIC is a true glide machine for real excitement on the water. The O’pen BIC, with its modern and powerful rig, is a fast boat, quick to respond, self-bailing, and is fitted by the best marine hardware manufacturers.

A New Boat for a New Era:
For more than 8 years, a wind of change has been what the boat has brought forward. The O’pen BIC is THE link between the Optimist generation and the new generation of sailing dinghies.

A Worldwide Success:
Launched in 2006, the O’pen BIC has already convinced more than 6,000 young sailors around the world. They love the fun they can get out of it, its capacity to react fast and its prowess.

An ISAF international class is also very active for those who enjoy competitive racing. Racing enthusiasts benefit from an energetic international ISAF Class and from the motivation of many national federations who have selected the O’pen BIC for their clubs.

This enthusiasm and appeal for the boat can be witnessed from the success of the last World Cups on lake Garda in Italy and in Travemünde in Germany and from the many regattas that are organized every season around the world. In certain instances, some regattas at national level were able to organize very innovative race formats. The UN Regatta in the United States of America and in Australia are the best example: they put together a cocktail of ingenious freestyle sessions as well as more standard-type regattas, all in a very festive atmosphere…that young racers really enjoyed!

Videos of the O’pen BIC in action:

2015 O’Pen BIC North American Championship – Miami Yacht Club

2015 Australian O’Pen Cup

2014 O’pen BIC North American Championship – Bermuda

O’pen BIC FAQ:

Is the O’pen BIC stable ?
Yes, the “chine bilge” of the O’pen BIC hull design gives the boat a very stable platform for sailing. On the water, the boat heels in the wind until it balances on its bilge remaining stable and easy to sail.Is the O’pen BIC easy to rig ?
Yes, there are no shackles or complicated rigging systems on the O’pen BIC. The O’pen BIC can be rigged and on the water in less than 2 minutes! With the boom already attached to the sail, you simply slide the mast up the luff pocket of the sail, attach the rig to the hull with the two snap hooks at the main sheet and Cunningham, tension the Cunningham with the pull handle and go! A complete rigging guide will be online on this website very shortly.Is the O’pen BIC fragile ?
No, the O’pen BIC is manufactured in thermoformed polyethylene, a material that is very resistant to impact shocks and abrasion. Bic Sport has been building products in this material for over 30 years, and some of these products are still being used on the water! Also of note is that contrary to products built in polyester, polyethylene is a material that is 100% recyclable. The O’pen Bic is built with the philosophy of sustainable development.Is it easy to right the boat after capsize?
Yes, the cockpit of the O’pen BIC is 100% self draining, meaning that there is never any water in the bottom of the boat either during sailing or after capsize. Furthermore, with its light weight and stable “chine bilge” design, even when the sailor is in the water the hull turns immediately into the wind, re-rights easily and provides a stable platform for getting back into the boat. Getting back in is easy via the stern of the boat which is completely open (hence the name O’pen BIC).Can an adult sail in the O’pen BIC ?
Yes, as long as he weighs less than 200 lbs (the ideal sailor weight for the O’pen BIC is 130 lbs).Can two kids sail together in the O’pen BIC?
Our testing, and the action photos and video of the O’pen BIC on our website, show that the boat is still stable with 2 kids onboard providing that their total weight does not exceed 200 lbs.

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