The objective of the O'pen BIC Class Association is to provide an exciting format of dinghy racing for young people. The O'pen BIC Class Association (OBCA) aims to promote and manage O'pen BIC Class competition at an International and Continental level and represent the interest of the owners and their National Associations.
2015 O'Pen BIC North Americans
127 of the best O'pen BIC sailors at the 2015 Euro'pen Cup!
"The 2015 O'pen BIC European Championships was a great success, with 9 rounds of challenging racing in extremely varied conditions, with northerly and southerly thermals blowing in at vastly different strengths all three days of the competition. The constant factor was the excellent O'pen BIC fairplay spirit that was present throughout the championships : some great racing on the water, some very early starts and long days, always focussing on the fun and enjoyment of the sport, also on the beach between all the competitors, coaches and parents present. Thank you to everyone for the excellent atmosphere and your enthusiasm all through the competition". That was the verdict of Luca Nardelli, president of the Circolo Vela Arco club, as she opened the prize-giving ceremony for the 2015 O'pen BIC European Championships, hosted by the club on Lake Garda from 23rd to 26th July. Read more
The World O'pen Cup 2015 will take place in Melbourne/Australia from December 27th to January 3rd and will be finally organized by the Safety Beach Sailing Club Situated 50 km from Melbourne between the picturesque Arthurs Seat and Mount Martha, at the mouth of the new Martha Cove Marina. The World O'pen Cup will be followed by a World Team Race
The 2015 North American O'Pen BIC Championships are being hosted by Miami Yacht Club, March 20-22. We are expecting sailors from all over.
More info, poster, NOR, click here
To see brief video of highly successful 2014 North Americans, click here.
The 2015 O'Pen BIC North Americans, hosted by Miami YC, brought fun and excitement to a whole new level. Active courses, required boat handling skills, and tight racing has become the norm at O'Pen BIC championships, but who ever imagined a sailing limbo contest ?! After twelve tight course races, only four points separated the top four places. Again it was Marcos, from Hawaii Kai Boat Club, in first- narrowly edging out team mate Lars von Sydow, and Trent Shaw from Biscayne Bay YC. Kanoa Pick, also from Oahu, took the highly competitive Under 13 division, with Pearl Lattanzi and Makela Pick top females in Open and Under 13 respectively. O'Pen BIC regattas are known for their focus on fun, improvement, and camaraderie. Read More
83 happy young sailors at the 2015 Australian O'pen Cup !
What a week that was! The 2015 Australian O'pen Cup proved to be the biggest yet with 83 boats and sailors from four Nations including Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic and the USA, and how good a venue is Sandringham Yacht Club!!. To all sailors, volunteers, family and friends that attended, thanks for supporting the event, we hope you enjoyed it as much as wee did. For those that did not make it, we hope to see you at an O'pen BIC regatta in the future. In the meantime, here are a few links to media reports, pics and video along with a summary of all results. Read more.