There is excellent news at last. I am delighted to let you know that Hartley Boats are the new builders of Bytes in the UK. They will also be supplying other Northern European countries, and are very optimistic about the future success of the class. Hartley Boats are based in Derby, quite local to me, Rick and Louis.

Hartley Boats are a fast-growing company with an established range of dinghies. The Byte fits well within their range. This represents the start of a whole new era for the class.

Bytes in C11 and standard/training mode will be on the Hartley Boats stand at the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on 1 & 2 March. Please pop along to take a look, to meet the Hartley folk and to chat to class representatives.

There will be special offers on the first few C11s which Hartley Boats make - just £2995 - £2,000 saving on planned retail price. What an opportunity!

Eddie Pope