Open BIC for kids

Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by MasterMike, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. MasterMike

    MasterMike D22

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Has anyone looked into or tried this new kids boat, the Open BIC? Looks simple, quick, and responsive. $2700 new with fully battened mylar rig.

    Why am I rebuilding a wooden Opti for my 12 yr old?

    http://www.openbic.com/index.wrd
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Looks like a neat boat to me as well.

    You are rebuilding the opti because
    • there are hundreds of other kids your kid can play with on the water; thousands if you look world-wide
    • you love your 12-year old to death
    • you need a project to keep you busy
    • you rather not spend all that money on an Open Bic
    • there must be other reasons, but this list is getting boring
    Five-to-ten years from now the story may be different. In fact, I hope that by then the Open Bic will have found a solid spot among our little darlings.
     
  3. MasterMike

    MasterMike D22

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Good list!
     
  4. IntensitySails

    IntensitySails Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Sail Newport in Newport RI has been using these. I am sure that they could tell you of their experiences with the O'Pen.
     
  5. sailchris

    sailchris Member

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Why don't you get a 4.7 rig?
     
  6. MasterMike

    MasterMike D22

    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Actually, that was my plan. Maybe a second (cheap) Laser as he gets bigger / heavier.

    The BICs do look like fun though. I learned today there will be regattas in Seattle and nearer me in Coeur d'Alene ID next summer, so there must be a few of them out there already.

    Did anyone see the courses they were using for the east coast intro regatta? Zig zags and slaloms and 360's and squares. Now that the event is over, I don't see them on the site anymore. Good way to get kids interested.
     

Share This Page