The aim of the O’pen Skiff Class Association is to provide an exciting format of international and national dinghy sailing for young sailors. The steady annual growth of the Events’ Calendar is proof that the Class’s formula of providing exciting race formats on an attractive boat is a great success. At present there are over 10 countries that have regular event calendars of national competitions, and the World Championships are the pinnacle each year.
The event style is very original, with some highly innovative courses and race rules derived from funboarding, where races are short and quick, the course changes regularly and can include crosswind legs and freestyle moves or an adventure race, and protests are judged immediately out on the water so no racing time or effort is wasted! These improvements are in line with World Sailing Rules of Sailing, and are quite a break from the last 40 years of «classic» sailing. O’pen Skiff regattas are a cocktail of fun and pure regatta racing, great for motivating our young sailors and keeping them hooked for life!