What’s On

The aim of the International O’pen Skiff Class is to provide an exciting format of international and national dinghy sailing for young sailors. The steady annual growth of the Events’ Calendar is proof that the Class’s formula of providing exciting race formats on an attractive boat is a great success. At present there are over 10 countries that have regular event calendars of national competitions, and the World Championships are the pinnacle each year.



The event styles provided are deliberately different, with some highly innovative courses and race rules derived from funboarding, where races are short and quick, the course changes regularly and can include crosswind legs and freestyle moves or an adventure race, and protests are judged immediately out on the water so no racing time or effort is wasted! These improvements are in line with World Sailing Rules of Sailing, and are quite a break from the last 40 years of “classic” sailing. O’pen Skiff regattas are a cocktail of fun and pure regatta racing, great for motivating our young sailors and keeping them hooked for life!

2021 Open Skiff North American “Unregatta” – First major event for the year

We are delighted to see that our American Open Skiff sailing friends have held their first major event of the year at the US Sailing Center in Jensen Beach, Florida.

It is great to see that as we all return from some form of “lock down” and on the water restrictions, that Open Skiff racing and having fun is back, plus the sun was shining – I guess it is Florida though!

2020 World Championships – Sardinia

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the planned 2020 World Championship have been cancelled, but the same venue in Sardinia has agreed to host them in 2021. We had over 220 confirmed entries for the 2020 event and already have 95 entries from 11 nations now entered for the 2021 Worlds – why not come and join them?

The 2021 O’pen Skiff World Championships are in Sardinia 1th –17th of July in Calasetta, Sardinia, Italy.

Event website: https://worlds2020.openskiff.org/

2020 European Championships – Lake Balaton, Hungary

Unfortunately, this event has also had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. News about the 2021 Europeans will be announced in the coming months.