Byte, the class that 'does what it says on the tin', what does that tin promise? That racing will be equal between age and gender, the only requirement being that helms are on the lighter side. This was successfully proved in the Byte open race at Carsington Sailing Club on Sunday June 19 when another excellent turnout of fifteen Bytes joined twenty six Supernova's for an exciting day of racing.

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Please see here for SIs and NOR for our joint Byte and Supernova event on the 19th June.

Also an update on the Nationals at Weymouth –

Entries have now opened and you can access a link to the site via:

In order to avoid disappointment I would recommend signing up as soon as possible as places are limited. (Well done to the 5 quick and hawk-like members that have already registered!)

Hopefully you can make either or both of these events as they are both wonderful locations.

 The title 'resurgent class' could aptly have been applied to the Bytes this weekend where 20 sailors, a vast increase in numbers over last year, met at Haversham for their Inland Championships. What great racing it was when enthusiastic youth met experienced campaigners! Thanks must also to go to John Banbrook from Bowmoor sailing club where he recognised the advantages of the Byte and promoted it within the club. The presence of these skilled and enthusiastic youngsters has increased turnouts and lured some of the older more experienced sailors out and into this diverse fleet. Over the weekend there must have been a fifty year age gap between the youngest and the oldest as well as a mix of male/female helms. All this made for close, exciting and unpredictable racing, and what exiting sailing it was as the sun shone down on the clear water of Haversham lake.

As most of you know the Nationals are due to be held as part of the Weymouth Regatta on the 9th and 10th July.

Please see here for the Notice of Race.

It can also be found on the official Weymouth Regatta page at :

Entry for the Regatta is due to open on Monday 16th May via the same website as above. If you want to secure your place for the Byte Nationals you will need to book quickly as the number of entries is limited and done on a first come first served basis.