Our Vision

 

The Australian International O’pen BIC Association will lead the development of our young sailors by ensuring the O’pen BIC class offers quality regional, state, 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. More importantly kids on the water are comparing the O’pen BIC to the established junior classes and wanting to try sailing.

Class Association State Reps

President

David Lynch

Email
(+61) 0402 451 607

Secretary

Bevan MCKAVANAGH
Email
1800 737 997

Treasurer

Glenn LAZZAR
Email
(+61) 0408 327 243

NSW

Dave HYDE
(+61) 0414 449 313
Email

NT

Richard WILTSHIRE
08 8981 0586
Email

QLD

Michael O’GORMAN
(+61) 0407 706 855
Email

SA

Jo MITTON
(+61) 0411 022 286
Email

Tas

Darren FLANAGAN
(+61) 0407 486 381
Email

VIC

Chris HORDERN
(+61) 0418 543 220
Email

WA

Greg ATTWATER
(+61) 0499 908 402
Email

NZ

Geoff DAWSON
(+64) 210 411 522
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 Australia to find out more.

Clubs sailing O’pen BIC’s

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

Queensland

Tinaroo Sailing Club

Black Gully Road
Tinaroo, QLD 4872
 +6107 4095 8408
Email
http://www.tinaroo.yachting.org.au

Port Cutis Sailing Club

Gladstone,
Tinaroo, QLD 4680
+61 (0)7 4972 2294
Email
http://www.gyc.com.au

Paradise Point Sailing Club

The Esplanade,
Paradise Point, QLD 4216
  +6147 145 397
Email
http://www.ppscgc.com

Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association

Winn Rd,
Cashmere, QLD 4500
Email
http://lswsa.org.au

Oxley Sailing Club

142 Leybourne Street
Chelmer, QLD 4068
Email
http://sites.google.com/site/oxleysailingclub/

Mackay Yacht Club

Mackay, QLD 4740
  +61 (0)7 4955 4950
Email
http://www.mackayyachtclub.com.au

Cairns Yacht Club

Cairns, QLD 4870
  +61 (0)7 4031 2750
Email
http://www.cairnsyachtclub.com.au

Townsville Sailing Club

The Strand, Townsville Breakwater Marina,
Townsville City, QLD 4810
  +61(0)747721105
Email
http://www.tsc.yachting.org.au

Southport Yacht Club – Hollywell Sailing Squad

1 Marina Crescent
Hollywell QLD 4216
  +61(0)755377030

Email
http://www.southportyachtclub.com.au

Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club

24 Boreen Parade, Boreen Point QLD 4565
  +61 (0)7 5485 3352
Email
 http://www.lcsc.org.au/

Western Australia

Mounts Bay Sailing Club

PO Box 3123, Bradway
Nedlands, WA 6009
  +61 (0)8 9383 5839
+61 (0)8 9386 5455
Email
http://www.mbsc.com.au

Royal Fresh Water Bay Yacht Club

Keanes Point
Peppermint Grove, WA 6011
  +61 (0)8 9384 9100
+61 (0)8 9385 1483
Email
http://www.rfbyc.asn.au

Koombana Bay Sailing Club

Koombana Dr

Bunbury WA 6230
(08) 9791 3914
Email
http://www.rfbyc.asn.au

Perth Dinghy Sailing Club

Hackett Drive
Crawley WA 6009
  +61 (0)8 9386 8358
+61 (0)402 345 017
Email
http://www.perthsailing.org.au

East Fremantle Yacht Club

East Fremantle
WA 6158
  +61 (0)8 9339 8111
Email
http://www.efyc.com.au

Safety Bay Yacht Club

Safety Bay road, Safety Bay
WA 6169
  +61 (0)8 9527 1946
Email
 http://sbyc.com.au/

New South Wales

Connells Point Sailing Club

Donnelly Park
Kyle Prade, Connells Point, NSW 2221
  +61 (0)430 098 664
Email
http://www.cpsc.org.au

Richmond River Sailing Club

River St,Ballina, NSW 2478
  +61 (0)2 6628 7673
Email
http://www.richmondriver.yachting.org.au

Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club

27 Grace St,Mannering Park, NSW 2259
  +61 (0)402 961 019
Email
www.manneringparkasc.org.au

Cronulla Sailing Club

50 Waratah Street,Cronulla, NSW 2230
  +61 (0)29523 6114
Email
www.cronullasc.com

Clarence River Sailing Club

Grafton, NSW 2460
  Phone: +61 (02) 66421921
Email
http://cryc.yachting.org.au

Kurnell Catamaran Club

Corner Ward Street and Prince Charles Parade
Kurnell, NSW 2231
  +61 (0)4 2105 2670
Email
http://www.kcc.asn.au

Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club

Narrabeen, NSW 2101
  +61 (0)414 507 072
Email
http://www.narrabeenlakessailingclub.com

Great Lakes Sailing Club

Forster, NSW 2428
  +61 (0) 421 995 281
Email
http://www.greatlakessailingclub.yachting.org.au

Taree Aquatic Club

Taree, NSW 2430
  +61 (0)4 1842 1790
Email
http://www.sailos.info

Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club

Seaview Crescent,
Soldiers Point, NSW 2315
Email
http://www.pssac.com

Avalon Sailing Club

Avalon, NSW 2107
  +61 (0)2 9918 3637
Email
http://www.avalonsailingclub.com.au

Yarra Bay Sailing Club Ltd

Yarra Road
Phillip Bay, NSW 2036
  +61 (0)2 9311 259
+61 (0)2 9661 8545
Email
http://www.yarrabaysailingclub.com

Bonnie Vale Sailing Club

19 Woodfeil Ave
Bundeena, NSW 2230
Email 1
Email 2
http://www.bvsc.org.au

Teralba Amateur Sailing Club

First Street,
Booragul, NSW 2284
 +61 (0)2 49508597
Email
http://teralbasailing.wordpress.com

Manly Yacht Club

East Esplanade,
Manly, NSW 2295
 +61 (0)2 9977 4949
Email
http://www.myc.org.au/index.shtml

Greenwich Sailing Club

Manns Place,

Greenwich, NSW 2065
0468 655 228
Email
 https://gsc.org.au/

Royal Motor Yacht Club

46 Prince Alfred Parade,
NEWPORT , NSW 2106
 + 61 2 9997 5511
Email
 www.royalmotor.com.au/

Dobroyd Aquatic Club

Rodd Park,
Henley Marine Dr, Rodd Point NSW 2046
 +61 0414 802 167
Email
 www.dobroydsailing.yachting.org.au

Urunga Sail Training Club

Cnr. Bellingen & River Strs.
Urunga NSW 2455
 +61 0427 115 892
Email
http://www.sailurunga.org.au/

Tasmania

Lauderdale Yacht Club

Kirra Road
Lauderdale, TAS 7021
Email
http://www.lyc.catsailor.org

Deviot Sailing Club

PO Box 224
Launceston TAS 7250
 +61 (0)3 6344 2914
Email
http://www.deviotsailingclub.org.au

Midway Point Yacht Club

40 Brady St,
Midway Point TAS 7171
 +61 (0)4 0686 4602
Email
 http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-10034-0-0-0&sID=298857

Kingston Beach Sailing Club

44 Osborne Espanade,
Kingston Beach, TAS 7050
 +61 (0)3 6229 5040
Email
 http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-10054-0-0-0&sID=309705

Lindisfarne Sailing Club

Ford Parade,
Lindisfarne, TAS 7015
 +61 (0)3 6243 7867
Email
http://www.lindisfarnesailingclub.com/

ACT

YMCA of Canberra Sailing Club

Alexandrina Dr, Yarralumla Bay
Yarralumla, ACT 2600
 +61 (0)2 6285 3670
Email
http://www.canberra.ymca.org.au

South Australia

Adelaide Sailing Club

PO Box 28, Glenelg
SA 5045
 +61 (0)8 8294 3232
 +61 (0)8 8376 0181
Email
http://www.adelaidesailingclub.com.au

Victor Harbor Yacht Club

Bridge Terrace
VICTOR HARBOR SA 5211
 (08) 8552 4837
http://vhyc.org.au/

Lacepede Bay Sailing Club

PO Box 185, Kingston
SA 5275
 +61 (0)8 8768 8066
 +61 (0)8 8768 8066
Email

Christies Sailing Club

PO Box 103, Christies Beach
SA 5165
 +61 (0)8 8384 1903
Email
 http://www.christiessailing.com/Home.html

Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club

PO Box 321, Goolwa
SA 5214
 +61 (0)4 4771 0489
 +61 (0)8 8555 2617
Email
 http://www.gryc.com.au/

Henley Sailing Club

1 Seaview Rd, West Beach
SA 5024
 +61 (0)8 8356 6393
Email
http://henleysc.yachting.org.au/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-9971-0-0-0

Northern Territory

Darwin Sailing Club

Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay
Darwin NT 0820
 +61 (0)8 8981 1700
Email
http://www.dwnsail.com.au

Victoria

Frankston Yacht Club

Frankston VIC
 +61 (0)418 123 752
Email
http://www.fyc.yachting.org.au

Bendigo Yacht Club

45 Sunset Drive,
Lake Eppalock, VIC 3550
 +61 (0)3 5439 2552
Email
www.bendigo.yachting.org.au/

Black Rock Yacht Club

Beach Road,
Black Rock, VIC 3198
 +61 (0)3 9598 0570
Email
http://www.bryc.yachting.org.au

McCrae Yacht Club

690 Point Nepean Rd,
McCrae, VIC 3938
 +61 (0)3 9598 0570
Email
http://www.mccraeyc.com.au/

Parkdale Yacht Club

Beach Road,
Melbourne, VIC 3195
 +61 (0)3 95802788
www.parkdalesailing.org.au

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

Pier Road,
St Kilda, VIC 3195
 +61 (0)3 9534 0227
Email 1
Email 2
http://www.rmys.com.au/

Rye Yacht Club,

Foreshore Nepean Hwy,
Rye, VIC 3941
 +61 (0)3 5985 2368
Email
http://www.ryeyachtclub.org.au

Safety Beach Sailing Club

Marine Parade,
Safety Beach, VIC 3936
 +61 (0)3 5987 1898
Email
http://www.safetybeachsailingclub.com.au

Sandringham Yacht Club

Jetty Road,
Sandringham, VIC 3191
+61 (0)3 9599 0999
Email
http://www.syc.com.au

Sugarloaf Sailing Club

Ridge Road,
Christmas Hills, VIC 3775
+61 (0)3 9730 1885
Email
http://www.sailsugarloaf.com

Torquay Sailing Club

Torquay, VIC 3228
 +61 (0)418 543 220
Email
http://torquaysailingclub.org.au/

Indented Head Yacht Club

324 The Esplanade, Indented Head VIC 3223
 (03) 5257 1115 220
Email
http://torquaysailingclub.org.au/

Royal Brighton Yacht Club

253 Esplanade,
Middle Brighton, VIC 3186
+61 (0)3 9592 3092
Email
http://www.rbyc.org.au

New Zealand

Ravensbourne Boating Club

189 Ravensbourne Rd,
Dunedin, NZ 9022
 +64 (0) 4454 5003
Email
 http://www.ravensbourne.co.nz/

Nelson Yacht Club

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

Manly Sailing Club

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

Wanaka Yacht Club

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

Kerikeri Cruising Club

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

Marakura Yacht Club

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

Evans Bay Yacht and Motorboat Club

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

Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club

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

North Otago Yacht & Powerboat Club

Waterfront Road, Oamaru, 9400, New Zealand
Email
http://www.noypbc.co.nz/

Taipa Sailing Club

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

Sailing Wanganui

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

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.

The rules and regulations regarding the class can be found in the following documents.

Notice of Race

The attached documents are designed to help you setup your own Regatta. the O’pen BIC template is for those of you wanting a specific O’pen BIC Regatta. The World Sailing template is for anyone wanting to setup a regatta.

If you would like more information on setting up an O’pen BIC regatta you can contact the class association or BIC Sport Australia.

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!! The link below is a summary of what we expect to cover with
regard to on water sailing activities during the course of the regatta.

Sailing Instructions (World Sailing Template)

This template provides a set of tested sailing instructions designed primarily for major championship regattas for one or more classes. It therefore will be particularly useful for world, continental and national championships and other events of similar importance. The template can also be useful for other events; however, for such events some of these instructions will be unnecessary or undesirable. Race officers should therefore be careful in making their choices.

 

Buy A Boat

NSW

BIC Sport Australia

P.O. Box 911, Manly, NSW 1655, Australia

(02) 9949 1322 (office)
www.openbic.com.au

 

The Life Aquatic

Simon Reffold – The Life Aquatic

(02) 9979 1590 (office)
 http://www.thelifeaquatic.com.au

QLD

BIC Sport Australia

P.O. Box 911, Manly, NSW 1655, Australia

(02) 9949 1322 (office)
www.openbic.com.au

VIC

OTB Marine

6/347 Bay Road
Cheltenham 3192

 

03 9917 2554
03 8677 9424
www.otbmarine.com.au

 

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays: 9am – 12noon

WA

Boating Hardware Prosail

Unit 6/1 Zeta Crescent, (Fronting Carrington cnr Forsyth St)
O’Connor WA 6163

 

08 9337 9900
08 9337 9911
sales@boatinghardware.com.au
www.boatinghardware.com

 

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.00pm

NZ

BIC Sport NZ

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

0800 242 776
0800 242 777
info@bicsport.co.nz
 http://world.bicsport.com/open-bic.html

 

Trading Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm