Uncategorized

Made in the USA

Big Pimpin’


Made in the USA

Almost 6 years ago the Open 570 came out in France. and the Finot/Conq architects continue to show great vision with respect to the future of keelboat sailing. The Open 570 is an awesome boat, completely unsinkable and self-righting, ideal for day sailing or one design racing. The Open 570 has a planning hull and is set up to be fun. The boat makes good use of modern technology including: a rotating rig, twin rudders, lifting keel, retractable bowsprit and asymmetrical spinnaker and a huge cockpit for more comfort!

With 300 boats around the world, the Open 570 is one of the largest one design keelboat fleets in France, ahead of the well known Melges 24 and J80. In 2009 the Open 570 is set to become ISAF certified and all the Open 570 owners are already excited about the prospect of a Worlds.
First imported from France, the Open 570 is now being made in the USA. Columbia Yachts, in association with Open Sailing, is now starting the production of the Open 570 in Santa Ana, CA. If you’d like a taste of new modern but safe sailing, check this video: single handed in 12+…hiking is optional!"