O'pen BIC

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O'pen BIC
Open Bic Logo.jpg.png
Development
Designer Vitali Design
Location International
Year 2006
Design One-Design
Boat
Crew 1-2
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Polyethelene
Hull weight 45 kg (99 lb)
LOA 2,750 mm (9 ft 0 in)
LWL 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Beam 1,140 mm (3 ft 9 in)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Daggerboard
Rig
Mast Length 3,900 mm (12 ft 10 in)
Sails
Mainsail area 4.5 m2 (48 sq ft)
Misc
D-PN 153
O'pen Bic sailors participate in a light-wind race in France.

The O'pen Bic, often simply referred to as the Open Bic, is a single handed sailboat designed for younger sailers. Developed by Vitali Design, the boat was launched in 2006. It is an International Class, as recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF),.[1] The ideal weight for a user of this boat is 30 kg (66 lb)–65 kg (143 lb), but it can accommodate up to 90 kg (200 lb),[2] making it suitable for children and young teens, the same people who would sail Optimist dinghies and are looking for a more exciting boat.

Components[edit]

Hull[edit]

The thermoformed polyethylene hull is self-draining. In the event of a capsize or shipping water by some other means, the water simply flows down the angled floor of the cockpit and out of the open transom.[3]

Mast[edit]

The two part, 2.1 kilogram, O'pen Bic mast is made from a fiberglass epoxy composite. The boom is made from aluminum. These hold a 4.5 m2 sail made from K.Film - Polyester, with full length battens of adjustable tension. A smaller, 3.8 m2 sail made only of Dacron (polyester) is also available. The rig is interchangeable with that of the Optimist.[4]

Foils[edit]

The O'pen Bic uses a composite epoxy daggerboard, with a shock cord strap to hold it in place. The removable rudder is adjustable, with separate lines to raise and lower it, The rudder blade is composite epoxy, while the tiller and tiller extension are aluminum.[5]

Events[edit]

[Source: www.bicsport.com/images/U16.htm www.sailingresults.net/site/event/148/default.html http://manage2sail.com/de-DE/event/4dbb137b-dbae-4e0c-85d3-e1ac056f5684/#!/]

Open World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2008 Carnac FRA  Denis Tassone (BRA)  Constaza Seguel (CHI)  Santhiago Sampaio (POR)
2009 Medemblik NED  Nicky Van Leewen (NED)  Diderik Vermeulen (NED)  Alexanders Lauffs (GER)
2010 Martinique FRA  Eulalie Deias (FRA)  Jimmy Merine (FRA)  Benjamin Daunar (FRA)
2011 Ascona SUI  Hugo Stubler (FRA)  Giacomo Ferrari (ITA)  Vianney Bergot (FRA)
2012 Miami USA  Nic Muller (USA)  Andre Reguero (PRI)  Hugo Stubler (FRA)

Open Under 19 World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Travemünde GER  Paula IGUAL GARCIA (ESP)  Veronika ZIVNA (CZE)  Filippo MONTICELLI GREENWOOD (ITA)
2015 Safety Beach AUS  Veronika ZIVNA (CZE)  Lars VON SYDOW (USA)  Liam Herbert (NZL)
2016 Quiberon FRA

Open Under 16 World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2013 Riva del Garda ITA  Federico Zampiccoli (ITA)  Guido Gallinaro (ITA)  Paula Igual Garcia (ESP)
2014 Travemünde GER  Mattia JOURNO (ITA)  Giulio SIROLLI (ITA)  Federico ZAMPICCOLI (ITA)
2015 Safety Beach AUS  Kristen WADLEY (AUS)  Sean HERBERT (NZL)  Jack CHALLANDS (AUS)
2016 Quiberon FRA

Open Under 15 World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2009 Medemblik NED  Kevin Bergers (NED)  Vianney Bergot (FRA)  Junya Fujii (JPN)
2010 Martinique FRA  Brice Yrieix (FRA)  Simon Jestin (FRA) U15  Vianney Bergot (FRA)
2011 Ascona SUI  Matteo Tulli (ITA)  Brice Yrieix (FRA)  Lorenzo Rossi (ITA)
2012 Miami USA  Geronimo Nores (USA)  Peter Dill (BER)  Koji Kiuchi (JPN)

Open Under 13 World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2012 Miami USA  Sean Herbert (NZL)  Mikey Wolman (BER)  Kristen Wadley (AUS)
2013 Riva del Garda ITA  Kristen Wadley (AUS)  Andrea Spagnolli (ITA)  Ludovico Journo (ITA)
2014 Travemünde GER  Jack CHALLANDS (AUS)  Lisa NUKUI (JPN)  Davide MULAS (ITA)
2015 Safety Beach AUS  Lennart FROHMANN (GER)  Magnus FROHMANN (GER)  Leonard BEYER (GER)
2016 Quiberon FRA

Open Under 12 World championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2009 Medemblik NED U12  Vasco Akkerman (NED) U12  Bart Lambriex (NED) U12  Thom Lugthart (NED)
2010 Martinique FRA U12  Geronimo Nores (USA) U12  Thom Lugthart (NED) U12  Juan Cruz Nores (USA)
2011 Ascona SUI U12  Florin van Roomen (SUI) U12  Geronimo Nores (USA) U12  Ludovico Parisi (FRA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISAF : O'pen BIC". Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Open Bic Specifications". Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Open Bic Specifications". Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Open Bic Specifications". Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Open Bic Specifications". Retrieved September 24, 2013. 

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