The first May bank holiday (2-4 May) will be a Byte training and open event hosted by Calshot Sailing Club. Calshot Sailing Club is a small, friendly club located on Calshot Spit and it offers an opportunity to sail in a similar area to where the SailFest event will be held later in the year, but we will not be crossing the shipping channel.

Please click here for details of the Byte Open at Haversham SC on 25 April, our opening event of the season. Please email Gordon to let him know if you intend to camp at the club. Here's hoping for good weather and a high entry.

-full details on the Events page


25 April - Haversham SC - open
2-4 May - Calshot SC - training & open
13-14 June - Cardiff YC - Inlands
18-19 July - Weston SC - Nationals
22-23 Aug - Haversham SC - training & open
12-13 Sept - Combs SC - open
27 Sept - Chew Valley SC - open
11 Oct - Frampton-on-Severn SC - open

You will note that SailFest at Calshot Activities Centre on 23-35 May is not included in our series, though you may choose to participate in this. The reason we are not using SailFest for our Nationals this year is that we have a better offer from Weston SC, which will be cheaper, more geared to our requirements and will not entail crossing the shipping channel to get to the racing area. I had hoped that SailRacer who organise SailFest would again be organising a Summer Series, but due to lack of sponsorship this has not transpired. 

PSA Australia have announced a new rig for the Byte aimed at younger/lighter sailers.

Check out the new ci rig here.

Hartley boats are hoping to have a c1 on their stand at the Dinghy Show.