O’Pen Bic Sailboats – Summer Tour 2016

Jamestown Distributors and the TotalBoat squad had a BLAST last summer touring Southern New England, spreading the stoke for the super fun O’pen Bic sailboat. Again for summer 2016, JD and TotalBoat will be loaning out the O’pen Bic Road Show –  4 O’Pen BICs to be used in yacht club Junior Programs in RI or nearby CT/ MA for 2 days this summer (2 days for each participating YC).

The goal is to get more kids sailing O’Pen BICs, trying out a new boat and checking out a new way to experience junior sailing. It’s not all Optis and prams! You can rig easily, go way faster, and best of all – right yourself in seconds and have fun doing it!  YES! O’pen Bics actually make flipping your boat fun. Because righting it is no. big. deal. Kids who sailed both last summer made huge gains in Opti racing, and we think it’s because the boat handling skills gained with a boat like the Bic made more confident, skilled sailors in all conditions.

How it works:

  1. Sign Up!  Contact Mike Mills at Jamestown Distributors mmills@jamestowndistributors.com
  2. Request a week this summer when you want the O’Pen BIC summer tour to stop at your yacht club.
  3. A Jamestown Distributors employee will deliver the BICs to your yacht club.
  4. We will work with one of your instructors on rigging, and sailing.
  5. After 2 days of sailing, JD will return, check off the boats, pack the boats up and take them to the next yacht club.


  • O’Pen BICs need to be used in conjunction with sailing programs while they have them.
  • A representative of your yacht club Jr. program needs to meet with us, receive the boats, sign off on the checklist and waiver, get trained on rigging and sailing, and take responsibility for the fleet for 2 days.
  • Sailors must respect the boats and their fellow sailors
  • Boats need to be returned in the same condition as they were loaned!

What better way to show kids other boats, different boat handling and tons of FUN! Sign up or get in touch today to check out the boat, the fleet and to experience the fun!

AND Don’t Forget!:  Tiverton Yacht Club is hosting the 2nd Annual RI O’Pen BIC Intergalactic Championships.  Sailors from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and RI are invited to sail in this A/B fleet O’pen Bic Regatta on July 28.   This event will be run “Un-Regatta” style, the best way to be! Check out the video below to to see how much fun it was last year!

O’Pen Bics can also be purchased at Jamestown Distributors (Click here). Add one to your fleet for fast familiy fun and some sweet racing, too!

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