Saturday, July 16, 2011
US SAILING & Bic Sport Invade Larchmont!
Well, it's official. O'Pen Bic dinghies are pretty much irresistible to American junior sailors. The proof has been plain to see at every stop we've made so far.
When our truck pulls up to a club or sailing center, you can practically see the students begin to salivate. There's just something about having a fast, simple and modern boat to play with that immediately commands the attention of dinghy sailors of every age. Monofilm sails and carbon masts just have a way of getting noticed. Oh, and there's that small matter of not ever having to bail out the boat. That alone is usually enough to sell the kids on the O'Pen Bic design.
When we arrived at Larchmont Yacht Club, which is proud to host one of the largest junior programs in the U.S., we received yet another warm reaction. As a former junior coach, I can attest to the value of having kids try out as many new types of boat as possible, in addition to their regular racing or instructional class of dinghy. Solving the usual sailing challenges on a new platform increases overall reaction time, adaptability, and creative thinking. The Bic Sport equipment ably fulfills this role.
If you're looking to shake things up for a day at your junior sailing program, give us a call. When we arrive with our trailer full of toys, bailing is officially cancelled!