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.
Wind was light and fickle for the two back to back races before lunch but increased for the longer post lunch afternoon race.
For race one the Bytes took off five minutes after the Supernova start and Rick Whitehouse (Combs) sailed into an early lead chased by clubmate Louis Saunders, behind them racing was intense with frequent place changes but at the flag it was Rick from Louis with Stu Moore (Weston) in third. Continue reading