sail-world.com -- O'Pen World Cup - A great 4 days on the Bay
O'Pen World Cup - A great 4 days on the Bay
Mon, 5 Nov 2012
The official end of the O'Pen Bic World Cup Championship in Miami contained some surprises and a lot of smiles! It was a great four days on the Bay, and many new international friendships were formed. There were some lovely moments...at the end of the last race, the entire spectator boat cheered for each one of the last four sailors crossing the finish line - in addition to the sailors from their home countries. Wonderful!
There were the teams that came from halfway around the world, the mom who drove for seven days to deliver her daughter's boat, and the 44 year old mom who sailed in the O'Pen Bic open alongside her daughter! We were sad for the sailor from Bermuda who broke his foot on the first day - playing football! It was amazing to have such good camaraderie among competitors - and good manners all around.
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers, parents, sponsors and organizers who made this event such an international success. Much of the work happened behind the scenes before the 2012 World Open Bic races even began. It was truly amazing to watch everyone involved work so hard so that these sailors could do what they love to do - Sail! Thanks again...
Bon Voyage to all of our international visitors...see you in Italy!
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 400 yachts and 4300 competitors annually taking part in the event. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Hood Sailmakers (Aust) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated. The first sail loft outside of the USA to be granted a franchise in 1968 by the founder Ted Hood. [More info]
Mauri Pro Sailing
Your direct access to sailing solutions. 8,000+ products for cruising and racing sailors and sailboats. We search for appropriate sailboat hardware or sailing gear and offer them at competitive prices [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Quantum Australasia Pty Ltd
Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. [More info]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is an annual four-day event which attracts buyers and marine industry representatives from across Australia and around the globe. [More info]
Sydney Rigging Specialists
Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leading company in the supply of yacht rigging, cordage, marine fittings and accessories. We are based in Sydney and work from our specially fitted out rigging shop. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]