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O'pen Bic


Date: Fridays, June 21st- August 9th
Time: 9am-12pm
Fee: $225 providing own boat or $325 needs a boat. 
(*If you have your own boat and will bring to each class, the class fee will be $225. If you DO NOT have a boat, class fee will be $325.) Depending on class numbers, BOATS WILL BE SHARED AND BORROWED. If you plan to bring your own boat, please know that other sailors might be using it at different times in class. 

Pre-requisites: Sailors must be able to successful sail around a course, independently sail upwind/downwind, and have control of a boat. (Preferred level: Step 2 and above) 

The O’pen Bic is a plastic, modern, single-handed boat that is designed with fun in mind. It has an open transom and is fast both on and off the water. The O’pen Bic comes with a monofilm sail that is 4.5 square meters in size.  There are other sail variations that allow the boat to sail in a wider range of conditions.  It has a trainer sail made of dacron for better durability that is 3.8 square meters. The boat can also be fitted to use an Optimist sail to be enjoyed by the smallest sailors in the family.  The boat is 9 feet long and weighs 99 pounds.  The O’pen Bic capsizes easily, but it is even easier to bring back upright!
The O’pen Bic regattas are called Un-regattas because the focus is not just about winning races, but instead the focus is on having the most fun possible while encouraging sportsmanship.  Un-regattas will feature such activities as limbo competitions, freestyle, course racing, slalom, and much more!  Bic Un-Regattas and Optimist Green Fleet regattas have a lot of similarities in their objectives.