O'pen Skiff



For more than 12 years, a wind of change has been what the O’pen Skiff has brought to the world of dinghy sailing for kids. Designed specifically for kids, the O'pen Skiff is a true glide machine for real excitement on the water. The O'pen Skiff, with its modern and powerful rig, is a fast boat, quick to respond, self-bailing, and is fitted by the best marine hardware manufacturers. The O'pen Skiff is THE link between the Optimist generation and the new generation of sailing dinghies. Launched in 2006, the O'pen Skiff has already convinced more than 7000 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 Skiff 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 organised every season around the world. In certain instances, some regattas at national level were able to organise 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… The young racers really enjoyed!