Unfortunately, due to extensive weed in the lake, this event has had to be cancelled.

The sun shone on Southampton water last Saturday with a brisk wind turning the water into a sparkling carpet in striped green and grey. A superb back drop for the Bytes with their glittering red trimmed Mylar sails. For this was the Byte National Championships at Weston Sailing club. Conditions were great, sailing was great and racing was fierce!

It had been hoped that the turnout for the Byte Inland Championships at Cardiff Yacht Club would be better than previous years, after all Hartley, the new manufacturer of the Byte C2 dinghy have sold plenty of boats and there is enthusiasm in the class however only six boats turned up three of them being from Combs Sailing Club in Derbyshire who are now the leading club in the class. Perhaps the miserable forecast of rain and weak wind discouraged visitors but never the less it was disappointing.

The Byte Nationals will be held at Weston Sailing Club on Southampton Water on Saturday 18th July and Sunday 19th July.
Weston SC offers estuary sailing with good access to the water via a wide slipway. Overnight camping is available. If you wish to arrive on Friday night, please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving a contact phone number.

There are 6 races scheduled, some of which will be back to back.

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

If you have never been to a Byte event before please come! You will find that the Byte class are friendly people who are very helpful.

Historic Southampton City offers lots to interest non-sailing visitors including good shopping and ferries to Isle of Wight. Victoria Country Park is nearby which children may prefer!

Please find attached Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions (including entry form). I have pointed out that the PY is 1150 not 1146 per the NoR, but this is not material as Bytes have a separate start.