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

Campsite information is also on the NOR

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!

The NOR and sailing instructions for our next open meeting at Combs on the 10th and 11th September are now available on the Events page. 

 

Louis has very kindly offered to run a bit of training for us after racing on Sunday as well.

 

Camping is available on site and people are welcome to arrive on Friday. Access can be arranged via John Saunders (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and any questions regarding the open can be sent to Louis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

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.

It may have been too windy for some classes to race at the Weymouth Regatta last weekend but this did not stop 21 Bytes sailing in their 2016 National Championship!

Not only that but on Saturday they had to sail out of Castle Cove Sailing Club, through the distant harbour entrance and across Weymouth bay. By the time they were on the race course they must have sailed for over three miles in solid 20 plus mph wind, waves and chop. They shared the course with the Osprey Class and most of those boats were sailed by good solid specimens hanging from their trapeze wires.

Not so the Bytes where in contrast the youngest competitor was Matt Banbrook at eleven years old and sailing with a C 1 rig. With three races back to back this was going to be tough day, and tough it was.