TYPBC and BoPSAT provide the opportunity for Green Fleet sailors to lease an O'pen Skiff in which to particiapate in TYPBC Club dinghy racing.
A modern and planing hull, more in the form of a skiff, The O’pen Skiff gives a dynamic responsive fast sailing experience of a true dinghy that heels. A powerful boat that provides kids the same excitement normally experienced on a boat as adults.
With its 6-foot Open design, including a totally open self draining stern, it offers fast fun. Young sailors are fully independent on the water and will be proud to sail such a modern-looking and elegant boat, one that both sails and looks like the boat of today’s champions.
Speed comes close to the Laser 4.7. Good sail and boat trim is rewarded with fast planning on all points of sailing, especially surfing waves downwind
The ideal weight for a user of this boat is 30 – 65 kg, but it can accommodate up to 90 kg.
Car-top transport is easy. Rig and foils fit in a bag under the hull. The O’pen Skiff is unloaded, rigged and ready to race in less than 10 minutes.
ADVENTURE AND FREESTYLE FUN
The O’pen Skiff is an outstandingly fast sailing dinghy specially designed for kids to have fun in sailing.
Recognising the skiff like performance of the boat enables exciting new race formats like slalom, adventure racing, and opencross freestyle.
FRIENDSHIP & BEHAVIOUR
The O’pen Skiff class attracts a wonderful group of kids. They are well spoken, polite and caring of each other’s well being. The class is absent of the intense rivalry and friction that creeps into other classes from time to time.
Fun and mateship predominates amongst our young sailors.
The O’pen Skiff class is a family friendly, fun atmosphere and sets a standard to discourage any intense rivalry or unsportsmanlike behaviour.