What a great day it was for the Bytes at Bowmoor Sailing Club last weekend when a total of 20 boats took to the water on Saturday, including Cll's Cl's and a couple of Classic rigs. There were also plenty of new Hartley built boats which was good to see. The event was shared with 35 Supernova's but good race management ensured that 55 boats raced without incident. There had been a Byte training day on the Friday and it was obvious on race day that many of the youngsters sailing had taken considerable benefit from this!

The NOR for the Bowmoor Open Meeting is now available.

Just a quick update on the Bowmoor Open, they have managed to secure a professional RYA coach to do the training on Friday 8th April, which will be at a cost of £5 per person to help cover the cost of the coach.  Training will start at 10am.
Anyone is welcome to camp on the Friday night, and if you want to get involved in the BBQ, you just need to bring your own meat.
Also, just to clarify for the open meeting on the 9th April... the entry fee for the event will be £15 and will include lunch, and cake will be available after the races.


Any questions feel free to contact Rachel or Emily.

This year has seen a surge of interest in the Byte as a suitable boat for juniors, ladies and lighter-weight adult males. Hartley Boats have sold lots of new boats and there is a good demand for secondhand examples.

There were 39 entrants at 9 events in 2015, compared with 26 entrants at 7 events in 2014.

Details of events for 2016 are now available on the Events page. 

Bowmoor hosted an Open event for our fastest growing fleet this weekend, Byte CII, CI and Standard Rigs. The forecast was a little scary on Friday, with strong wind and heavy rain; however, 15 sailors turned-out to brave the weather and they were rewarded with some excellent training led by 4-times National Champion, Rick Whitehouse from Combs SC in Derbyshire. The training day was followed by a trip to the Kushi Restaurant in Lechlade for a curry and a good chance to meet and greet our travelling guests.