Welcome to O'pen Skiff

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. 

O'pen Skiff Beginner / Intermediate:
This program is for sailors with one year experience sailing the White Sail and or Opti Single. Sailors will learn boat speed and basic racing skills.  Intermediate sailors may attend the O'pen Skiff Great Lakes Championship. 

The begginer O'pen Skiff program may sail with the Opti Single program.

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. O'pen Skiff Race team sailors may attend the O'pen Skiff Great Lakes Championship. 

Monday through Friday
9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Per Week | $320 Member | $385 Non-Member

Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

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.

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
2024 Program Dates:
Week 1: June 24th - June 28th 
Week 2: July 1st - July 5th 
Week 3: July 8th - 12th 
Week 4: July 15th - July 19th 
Week 5: July 22nd - 26th 
Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd 
Week 7: August 5th - August 9th (Please inquire for availability)
Week 8: August 12th - August 16th 

Tuesday Night Lightning Racing

Wednesday Racing - Opti, O'pen Skiff, 420

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 Bob Straubinger, 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.