Our Vision

 

The New Zealand O’pen BIC Association will lead the development of our young sailors by ensuring the O’pen BIC class offers quality regional, provincial, and national competition while retaining a strong foundation of fun, adventure, and friendship among the sailors and their families.
The O’pen BIC class is growing fast and is becoming more recognised within the sailing community as a skiff alternative to the older style of dinghy for junior sailors. Our aim is not to have every kid a racer doing laps, but every IOB sailor enjoying the sport for a lifetime.

NZ Class Association Reps

Secretary

Di Goodall
Email
027 479 2148

President

Barry McKay
(+64) 21 430 619
Email

Treasurer

Fiona Rist
Email
 021 905 979

South Island

John Stalker
021 347 306
Email

North Island

Russell Coutts
021 425 084
EMail

Want to develop the class at your club?

A chance to try out the boats first hand. 4 O’pen BIC’s will be available for a day of your choice and brought to your club. There will also be a representative of BIC Sport there to lend you a hand and talk you through the boats.

Contact BIC Sport NZ to find out more.

Clubs sailing O’pen BIC’s

Click below for all current Clubs Sailing O’pen BIC.

New Zealand

Taipa Sailing Club

59 Taipa Point Rd, Taipa 0420
+64 (0)2 045 5809
Email
 http://taipasailingclub.co.nz/

Kerikeri Cruising Club

Opito Bay Rd, Kerikeri 0294
+64 (0) 9407 9434
Email
 http://www.kerikericruisingclub.org.nz/

Bay of Islands Yacht Club

Te Karuwha Parade, Paihia 0200
+64 (09) 402 7891
Email
 http://www.boiyachtclub.co.nz

Manly Sailing Club

Laurence St, Manly 0930, Whangaparoa
 +64 (0) 9424 3770
Email
 http://www.manlysailingclub.org.nz/

The Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation

65 Laurence St, Manly 0930, Whangaparaoa
 +64 (0) 22 026 5612
Email
 http://www.russellcouttssailingfoundation.org.nz

Wakatere Boating Club

Old Lake Rd, Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport 0744, Auckland

Email
 http://www.wakatere.org.nz

Royal Akarana Yacht Club

The Landing, 8-10 Tamaki Drive, Okahu Bay
+64 (0)9 524 9945
Email
 http://www.rayc.co.nz

Glendowie Boating Club

37 Glendowie Road, Glendowie 1071, Auckland
+64 (0)21 345 868
Email
 http://www.gbcyachting.org.nz

Evans Bay Yacht and Motorboat Club

501 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai 6021, Wellington
+64 (0)4-939 4167
Email
 http://www.ebymbc.org.nz/

Waikato Thames Yachting Association Youth Development

+64 (0)27 370 4608
Email

Thames Sailing Club

701 Tararu Road, Thames, 3500
+64 (0)21 0835 2577
Email
 http://www.thamessailingclub.co.nz

Napier Sailing Club

63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier 4110
+64 (0)274 792 148
Email
 http://www.napiersailingclub.org.nz

Sailing Wanganui

70 Gilberd St, Castlecliff, Whanganui  4501
+64 (0)2 7248 8037
Email
http://www.sailingwanganui.co.nz

Evans Bay Yacht and Motorboat Club

501 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai 6021, Wellington 6021
+64 (0)4-939 4167
Email
 http://www.ebymbc.org.nz/

Paremata Boating Club

110 Paramata Road, Paremata, Porirua 5024
+64 (0)21 100 4946
Email
 http://www.paremataboatingclub.org.nz

Nelson Yacht Club

322 Wakefield Quay,
Stepneyville, Nelson,  7010
 +64 (0) 3548 7501
Email
 http://www.nelsonyachtclub.org.nz/

Pohara Boat  Club

995 Abel Tasman Drive, Port Tarakohe, Takaka
 +64 (0) 27 635 7429
Email
 http://www.poharaboatclub.org

Waimakariri Sailing & Power Boat Club

63 Featherstone Avenue, Kairaki 7630, Christchurch
+64 (0)3 325 2547
Email
http://www.sailwaimak.org.nz

Charteris Bay Yacht Club

293-295 Marine Dr, Charteris Bay 8971
+64 (0)3294768
Email
 http://www.charterisbayyachtclub.co.nz/

Christchurch Yacht Club

239 Main Road, Moncks Bay 8081, Christchurch
 +64 (0) 210 284 7732
Email
 http://www.cyc.net.nz

Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club

North Street, Timaru Port 7910, Timaru
+64 (0)3 688 4163
Email
 http://www.timaruypbc.co.nz/

Wanaka Yacht Club

Lake Wanaka ,
Wanaka 9305
+64 (0) 3443 5552
Email
 http://www.wanakayachtclub.co.nz/

Wakatipu Yacht Club

Kelvin Heights, Queenstown, NZ
+64 (0)21 347 306
Email
http://www.wakatipuyachtclub.co.nz/

Ravensbourne Boating Club

189 Ravensbourne Rd, Dunedin
 +64 (0) 4454 5003
Email
 http://www.ravensbourne.co.nz/

Marakura Yacht Club

96 State Highway 95,
Fiordland National Park, 9679
+64 (0) 3249 7450
Email
 http://www.marakura.org/

Class Rules

Class Constitution and Class Rules

The O’pen BIC Class uses a sail boat designed by BIC Sport. O’pen BIC hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails are measurement /manufacturing controlled. O’pen Bic hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails shall be built by a manufacturer licensed by Bic Sport – in the class rules referred to as licensed manufacturers.

Equipment is required to comply with the O’pen BIC One Design Building Specification and in the event that the O’pen BIC becomes a Recognised Class will be subject to an World Sailing approved manufacturing control system. O’pen BIC hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails may, after having left the manufacturer, only be altered to the extent permitted in Section C of the class rules.

Sailing Instructions

O’pen BIC regattas run a little different to regular regattas, so for those used to racing, be prepared for some surprises, and for those new to racing, enjoy the experience and most of all, remember, O’pen BIC sailing is about FUN!!

 

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BIC Sport NZ

P.O. Box 106910, Auckland City, 1143 NZ

0800 242 776
0800 242 777
info@bicsport.co.nz
 http://openbic.org.nz/

 

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