Welcome to O'pen Skiff

All sailing lessons will operate in accordance with public health guidelines.

O'pen Skiff "Formerly O'Pen Bic" is an option in the junior sailing program sequence after the completion of White Sail. Families must supply an O'pen Skiff boat for sailors' use. Generally, there are boats for sale by Members of children who have outgrown the boats. (check the link below or the ads within the monthly Burgee). Please contact our Club Program Manager if you would like more information on purchasing or selling a boat.  Sailors typicaly spend a minimum of four weeks in each step of the O'pen Skiff sequence. (This is based on skill ability and age). Instructor approval is needed to advance to O'pen Skiff race team. 

About O'pen Skiff Intermediate:
This program is for sailors with one year experience sailing the BIC. Sailors will learn boat speed and basic racing skills while following the CANSail 2/3 curriculum.  Intermediate sailors may attend the O'pen Skiff Great Lakes Championship. 

About O'pen Skiff Race Team:
Race team is a focused experience; sailors will work on refining their racing and/or freestyle skills. Coach approval is necessary, and this will be targeted towards sailors with at least 2 years of sailing the Skiff. Participation in regattas is encouraged. Sailors will follow the CANSail 3/4 curriculum. O'pen Skiff Race team sailors may attend the O'pen Skiff Great Lakes Championship.We will be accepting 10 boats per week to participate.

Day/Time:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Location:
Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

Cost:
Weekly: $282.00 Member | $338.00 Non-Member

Please Note:
Prices are in Canadian Funds and include taxes.
A Member may take a Non-Member's spot up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. A full refund will be given to the Non-Member.Non-Member's will be guaranteed a place in a Day Camp program in the event a Member takes their place.
There are no refunds in the event of inclement weather (on-shore instruction will still take place).
Participation in regattas is optional. Regatta fees are not included in program cost. Regatta fees are divided among participants and vary depending upon number of sailors and travel distance.

2022 O'pen Skiff Regatta Dates:
To be confirmed.

What to Bring:
  • Life jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sandals/water shoes/sailing boots
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes​
  • Water bottle
  • Splash top/sailing pant depending on weather
  • Sailing gloves
  • Running shoes
Tuesday Night Lightning Racing
To be confirmed.

Wednesday Racing - Opti, O'pen Skiff, 420
To be confirmed.

Thursday Night Racing
You don't need your own boat to get out on the water and sail! Members at the Club are always looking for Crew on Thursday night. If interested, please contact Mike Palumbo, Fleet Captain. We also have the opportunity for our youth to join our race committee. We offer race committee training and everyone is welcome to join and ride along on the Burgee. Please refer to the Racing/Sailing tab on the website for more information.