O'pen Skiff

The O'pen Skiff sailboat is a thermoformed polyethylene hull that is self-draining in the event of a capsize.  The boat is known to quickly plane.  The large sail makes for a boat that accelerates quickly.  The boat is a good fit for a young sailor who has either become too large for an Opti or is looking for new challenges after mastering sailing an Opti. 

Ages: 10-15, and generally under 140 lbs.

Only 5 registrations accepted

Details & Pricing


            Coach led sessions held at the USSCMC on Sundays; 1-4PM on the following dates:

            September 15,22,29*

            October 6,13*20,27

            November 3,10*17,24

            December 1*,15*

            December 7-8 (Junior Olympic Sailing Festival at the USSCMC)

Dates marked with a * are part of the Florida East Coast Youth Series.

Florida East Coast Youth Series Dates:

September 29, USSCMC

October 13, MYC (Melbourne Yacht Club)

November 10, YSF (Vero Beach Youth Sailing Foundation)

December 1, PBSC (Palm Beach Youth Sailing)

December 15, TCYSF (Ft. Pierce)


Program Fees:

            $360/person (USSCMC Family Membership)

            $410/person (non-member)

Program fee inlcudes:

Coaching for practices and Florida East Coast Series Youth Series regattas

Entry fee for ECYS regatta at the USSCMC (September 29)

50% discount on entry fee to Junior Olympic Sailing Festival


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Students should already know how to sail. A minimum of 2 weeks of Summer Sailing Camp experience in the dinghy class or 6 weeks in an Opti Class.

  • Minimum required skills in 8-10 kts of wind
    • Rig the boat
    • Launch the boat unassisted
    • Hold a point of sail
    • Capable of tacking and jibing
    • Capsize recovery
    • Bail the boat
    • Resume sailing
    • Return to the beach unassisted
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