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Byte Bytes at Bowmoor

The Byte is becomming a very popular boat at Bowmoor with approximately 14 active sailors. The boats sailed are CII, CI and the traditional byte. They are sailed mainly by Boys, Girls and by Ladies but Gents would be very welcome. The CI and CII both have Carbon Fibre masts so that they can carry a large amount of sail but still be manageable in light winds.

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Bowmoor Byte Newsletter

Summary of 2016

What a year for the Bowmoor Bytes! With our numbers at the club increasing at a fantastic rate, we truly have become a force to be reckoned with at Bowmoor, and on the National circuit.

A huge well done to every Byte sailor that has been getting out on the water, whether it be club racing, some extra training, or competing in the Travellers Series. With the start of the New Year, we’ve got loads of events to look forward to in 2017, including a Byte Open in March, Youth Camp in June, Nationals in Weymouth in July, and the Byte Inland Championships in September (with loads more in between!).

This Bowmoor Byte newsletter has all the details about the upcoming events, and we hope to make it a regular occurrence throughout 2017!

See you all on the water!


Following on from the successes of last weekend, we have planned some dates in the new year, which you should feel free to join in with, whether it be for just one day, two, or all four!

The next training dates we have coming up are: 28-29th January, 18th March and 22-23rd April with Youth training dates to follow.



18th March – Laser & Byte Open at Bowmoor Sailing Club


21-23rd July at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy. We are lucky enough to be holding the Nationals at the venue where the 2012 Olympics took place, and will give us some practice for the 2018 Worlds (more details below)!


30th September-1st October at Bowmoor Sailing Club. We will be hosting the Inland Championship next year. The event is held over two days, and is always a popular event with the Bytes.

2018 World Championships!

25-28th July 2018 at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy Byte sailors from around the world will be flocking to the UK in 2018, to take part in the World Championships. After having our sneaky practice at the 2017 Nationals in Weymouth, we will be geared up and ready to host the Worlds, with Byte sailors joining us from as far as Italy, Australia and Singapore! Stay tuned for more details!


Youth Camp: 31st May-2nd June. Seeking to build on the success of previous camps, we are planning to repeat the format that worked really well in 2016. We hope to offer a Camp that will cater for all levels of ability from those who have recently completed initial training to those currently competing at open events around the country.

Yoo Youth Regatta (under 18s): 3rd June

After finishing your training at Youth Camp, you can put all those skills in to practice at the Yoo Youth Regatta!

Bowmoor Regatta Weekend: 24 -25th June

Following the success of previous years, Bowmoor will be holding its annual Regatta Weekend, with fun games and an evening event on the Saturday, followed by the 5 hour race on the Sunday. With 2017 being the year of the Byte, make sure to start getting you teams together early

BYTE Class Captain – Emily Watson at byte@bowmoor.co.uk