O'pen Bic on foils
The O'pen Bic dinghy is suitable for younger skippers and is now possible to foil with a Glide Free Kit.
It takes off in 10-12kts of wind and can be sailed in both displacement and foiling modes.
Suitable for skilled young sailors looking for that extra thrill!
You can disengage the foils for towing or sailing home in light or heavy conditions.
Making foiling available to children
Now your children can experience the thrill of foiling on their own dinghy!!
No need to invest in an expensive new boat, these foils retrofit to your existing Bic dinghy, just clip on and go!
Fully integrated sensor wand, no special attachments, cables or modifications to your existing boat
Fully retractable foils - launch & retrieve in knee deep water
Lifts out and glides free of the water in 10-12kts of wind
Robust one-design construction, suited to all ages, weights and skill levels.
More stable than a standard Bic dinghy
The kit contains:
Glide Free Foils - includes: Centrecase insert & retaining hook, gear block & toggle pin, Centreboard with integral wand, Main lifting foil, Rudder, Rudder lifting foil.
Carry bags - includes a set of three high quality padded carry bags for Centreboard foils, Rudder foils and Centrecase Insert.
Rudder stock - high strength rudder stock fits the standard Laser fittings, essential for foiling - includes, thrust washer, height adjusting washers, locking pin, retaining clip and quick tighten wing nut.
Tiller - fits the high strength rudder stock and allows the blade to fully retract. Includes cleat and standard tiller extension fitting.
Rudder gantry for the stern, extending the length of the boat.
Where to buy
Test sail and Training centres
A key part of learning to foil is good instruction right from the beginning.
We recommend the RYA Foiling Courses conduced at RYA centres.
You can also visit the Andrew Simpson Foundation coaching centres such as Lake Garda where you can test sail a foiling Laser, Aero. Melges 14 or Bic today, all using our Glide Free Foiling kits.