The first May bank holiday (2-4 May) will be a Byte training and open event hosted by Calshot Sailing Club. Calshot Sailing Club is a small, friendly club located on Calshot Spit and it offers an opportunity to sail in a similar area to where the SailFest event will be held later in the year, but we will not be crossing the shipping channel.


Unfortunately the club has recently had two of its 3 safety boat engines stolen, so the event will be on a reduced scale, but the club is still keen to invite you all along (those of you who came last time will know that it is a small, friendly club). The Byte class can join in with club racing and on Saturday 2 May we hope that our expert Kev Moore will be running training again, with limited coaching on the water. Club racing starts at 10.30am on Saturday morning, and there should be enough water for quite a while on Saturday morning. Only the Sunday and Monday races will count as part of the Open event (run as a club race from the club line).

In view of the engines loss and reduced scale of event the club has decided to waive the entry fee, though you can make a donation to the club if you wish. Camping and parking fees will however still apply.
It would be helpful to gauge interest, please could you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; at the club if you think you would like to come (it doesn’t commit you but gives an idea what to plan for).

Please could you let Rachel know in advance if you wish to camp; fee payable on first day (cash or cheque, not by card).She will collect the money and pay the Activities Centre in one go.

Prices:  Camping:  £7.65  per person per night (own U18 FOC), Caravan/Motorhome Pitches:  £15.30  per pitch per night (includes 2 adults and own U18 children)

This is a 10% discount on normal prices as we will be using the sailing club toilets and showers.

The site is on the spit at Calshot and so is quite exposed, strong tent pegs recommended!

 Please email Rachel if you have any further questions.