UK Byte Class Association National Championships – Weymouth 2017

Welcome to the 2nd of the UK Byte Class Association newsletters leading up to our National Championships at Weymouth from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017.  My distribution list has grown from 57 email addresses to over 104 in the last week.  I therefore apologise if there is a little bit of repetition in this edition as I’m keen to ensure that everyone is up to speed with the latest information.  For those addressees that I’ve not yet introduced myself too, my name is John Banbrook and I have the great privilege of being the Chairman of the UK Byte Class Association.

Thank you to everyone who has attended open meetings this year and helped to make each event possible! Yesterday was our final event of the season and the Traveller series title was still hanging in the balance right up to the final race of the day!

Here are the final results for those who qualified for the traveller series but thank you to all who participated! We had a total of 49 entrants overall (that's 10 more than last year) and 10 people who qualified for the series (an additional 2 on last year).

I am currently working on the programme for next year so keep your eyes peeled for dates to add into the diary.

We are coming to the end of the Byte traveller series with only two events to go...

Next weekend (1st and 2nd October) we have a 2-day open at Emberton Park Sailing Club  (final details to be confirmed)

On the 9th October we have our final event at Frampton-on-Severn (see poster on Events page) and the Traveller Series Results will be announced.

Currently there are only 4 points between the top two contenders ... closely followed by the rest, and I don’t doubt these final two events will host more close contests between everyone!

Please find attached the NOR and Entry form for the Byte Open at Emberton this weekend.

Campsite information is also on the NOR

It has been previous reflected upon that bearing in mind the comparatively diminutive stature of the average Byte sailor they are possessed of a considerable appetite! So it was that fourteen Byte sailors descended on Combs Sailing Club on Saturday morning evidently in need of substantial sustenance. National Champion Louis Saunders was of course ready for this and responded by cooking copious quantities of egg, bacon and sausage which was duly consumed.