It was racing for 'grown-ups' in the Haversham Byte open over the weekend of June 6/7 because the younger section of the fleet were away training at Bowmoor. There were also a few other notable absentees who had tendered their excuses. In consequence the normally strong fleet was reduced to nine sensible sailors who could be guaranteed to perform with decorum in keeping with their adult status.

Congratulations to Rick Whitehouse from Combs SC who won 2 of the 3 races at the West Oxfordshire Byte Open last weekend in a beautifully warm but light breeze.  Rick managed to stay ahead of the local challenge provided by Mike Radford sailing at his home Club.  Mike finished second on equal points with Louis Saunders (Combs) but took second on count-back after winning the second race.  Congratulations to Matt Banbrook as first junior in 4th place and Rachel Moore as first lady in 7th place. 

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.

It was a bright and shiny morning last Saturday when 22 Bytes turned up at Bowmoor Sailing Club, supported by 17 Lasers, for the first Byte open of the season. A brisk wind blew across the clear blue tinged water from the clubhouse promising a tricky but exciting day of highly competitive sailing.

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.