Australia’s first Byte Regatta
By Andrew Short, Adelaide ,
10:20 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013
The Adelaide International Regatta and SA Youth Champs were held over a hot long weekend last month, hosted by the Adelaide Sailing Club. Thanks to supporters, Tim at XSP and Emma at The Sailing Shop the Byte CII’s enjoyed a great family competition with Moltas Engström from Sweden winning both the AIR regatta and the SA Youth Champs. ...[more]
Nanjing 2014 spots up for grabs at Byte CII and Techno 293 Worlds 2013 By ISAF, , 3:22 AM Thu 6 Dec 2012
The Byte CII dinghy and Techno 293 windsurfer have now released the dates of their 2013 World Championships which will be the first world qualification events for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, offered young sailors, aged 15-16, moving up from the Optimist and junior classes an experience like no other at the pinnacle multi-sport event. ...[more]
10 NA and Caribbean countries already signed for YOG Qualifier By Byte Class Association, Australia , 4:18 AM Sat 11 Dec 2010
Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and the US Virgin Islands are already on board for the CII North American Championship and the NA and Caribbean Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifier coming up March 10 - 15. Four more countries are working on the logistics for a team. ...[more]
European Youth Olympic Qualifier - Batho and Piasecka victorious By Byte Class Association, Australia , 12:04 AM Wed 1 Dec 2010
Byte CII European Championship and YOG Qualifier - 76 competitors from 30 countries completed 10 races, sailed over four days, in a huge variety of wind and weather conditions. Peter Batho of Hungary won the Men's Division of the Byte CII European Championship and Sara Natasza Piasecka of Poland won the Women's Championship. ...[more]
First CII World Championship sailed in separate male and female fleets By Byte Class, Australia , 3:46 AM Mon 12 Apr 2010
All Byte regattas, and not just the World's, are sailed as an open event. However, as this was an important qualifier, it was decided to split the fleet to avoid any possible chance of a sailor being prejudiced. This raised the question of who should be declared the World Champion as both male and female have won in the past. ...[more]
Darren Choy and Niki Blassar share honours at the Byte CII Worlds By Byte Class, Australia , 2:11 PM Sun 11 Apr 2010
Darren Choy of Singapore won what turned out to be the final race of the Championship when the final two scheduled races were abruptly cancelled as the wind suddenly built to 30 knots in a matter of minutes during the starting sequence for the third race and was soon followed by crashing seas. ...[more]
Byte CII Worlds 2010 - Lara Vadlau top female - Choy stretches lead By Byte Class, Australia , 4:02 AM Sat 10 Apr 2010
Competition at the Byte CII World Championship today started off looking much the same as the previous two days that were scrubbed for lack of wind and there was concern that, maybe, the minimum four races to constitute a Championship would not get sailed. Then, about 11:00 am, it slowly started to build and the RC got off a very short Race 4 to make sure they got in the crucial fourth race! ...[more]
Byte CII Worlds day 3 - Sun, sun and more sun - but alas no wind By Byte Class Association, Australia , 3:03 AM Fri 9 Apr 2010
At the Byte CII World Championship, Cannes continued under the influence of a large area of high pressure and no races were sailed for the second day in a row. Positions are from day one. As with yesterday, the Yacht Club reporter continued speaking with the coaches and one of those interviews is printed below with the Polish coach Andrzej Piasecki. ...[more]
Byte CII Worlds - Day 2 a dud, no races completed By Byte Class Association, Australia , 3:30 AM Thu 8 Apr 2010
Byte CII Worlds - When, due to lack of wind, nothing important happened on the water on day 2, it gave the YC de Cannes news reporter a chance to sit with a couple of coaches that are here with teams from smaller countries. Dino Weber and Brother Pablo, both from the Argentine, are resident coaches in Bermuda but are also coaching the US Virgins, the Netherlands Antilles and the Dominican Republic ...[more]
Byte CII Worlds day 1 - Blassar and Choy out in front By Byte Class Association, Australia , 3:46 AM Wed 7 Apr 2010
In the Byte CII World Championships, Finland's Niki Blassar finished with two firsts and a second today to pull herself 12 points clear of second place Ling Ying Koh of Singapore. The first two races were sailed in 12 -14 knots but, just before the start of the third and last race, the wind started to fade and the race ended in 5 - 6 knots. ...[more]
Byte CII Worlds - Sailors converge on Cannes By Byte Class Association, Australia , 7:17 AM Tue 6 Apr 2010
Seventy sailors from 29 Countries have been streaming into the Yacht Club de Cannes for the Byte CII World Championships and Open Youth Olympic Games Qualifier. Many of the sailors have already qualified their Countries in their Continental Qualifiers where the highest placed sailors qualified a place for their country but not necessarily themselves. ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier day 4 By Byte Class Association, Australia , 7:43 AM Mon 15 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Although the top ten places look fairly well established, Marti Llena ESP moved into third place on the strength of two first place finishes in the second and last races of the day. However, he is only two points up on Kevin Otterdijk AHO, winner of the day's first race but they are both well clear of Rahiem Steede BER in fifth place. ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Ian Barrows victorious By Byte Class Association, Australia , 7:30 AM Mon 15 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - It's all over except for the prize giving! Ian Barrows a clear winner with an awsome display of sailing skills. ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier day 2 - Three late races By Byte Class Association, Australia , 6:35 AM Sat 13 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Eugene Hendrikx AHO (Curacao) and Ian Barrows ISV (US Virgin Islands) consolidated their positions at the top of the standings on day two with only a point separating them and the three Curacao sailors, Hendrix, Otterdijk (Third overall) and Van Aanholt (sixth overall and race 5 winner) have established themselves as the top team in the event. ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier day 3 - Barrows hard to beat By Byte Class Association, Australia , 6:08 AM Sat 13 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - The wind did what the gurus said it would do and clocked around to the Northwest overnight. Wind strength stayed in the 12 - 15 kt range during the day and it was certainly to Ian Barrows liking as he reeled off four first place finishes and stretched his one point overnight lead over Eugene Hendrix AHO to seven points by the end of the day. ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Action now underway By Byte Class Association, Australia , 3:28 AM Thu 11 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Winds swung to the Southeast after several days of prevailing Northeast trades and the competitors were met with challenging conditions in a steady 18 knots gusting to 22. Probably the most difficult ride of the day was the dead run to the start line across the Bay from the Sailing Club! ...[more]
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Teams arrive in Cayman By Byte Class Association, Australia , 11:29 AM Tue 9 Mar 2010
CII NA Championship and NA YOG Qualifier - Sixteen nations are set to start racing in the waters of Grand Cayman on March 10th for the Byte CII North American Championship and for the four male and four female country qualifying positions in the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August. ...[more]
Cayman Islands Government and local business rally behind Champs By Byte Class Association, Australia , 3:38 AM Thu 4 Feb 2010
In a huge outpouring of support, the Cayman Islands Government and a large cross section of local business are assisting the Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC) in its bid to have the CII North American Championship and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier the outstanding experience of the season for the young sailors attending the regatta. ...[more]
Byte CII Championship and YOG Qualifier for South and Central America By Byte Class Association, Australia , 4:27 AM Mon 25 Jan 2010
The Brazilian Byte Class Association and ADC Eletropaulo Sports Association under authority of the São Paulo State Sailing Federation, FEVESP and the Brazilian Sailing Confederation, CBVM, are extremely pleased to have hosted the 2010 Byte CII South American Championship and Youth Olympic Games Qualifier for South and Central America from January 25th to Jan 31st, 2010. ...[more]
Australian Youth Championship - Oceania YOG Qualification By Byte Class Association, Australia , 1:41 AM Wed 6 Jan 2010
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship - Incorporating the 2010 Oceania YOG Qualification Event: January 6 - 10, 2010. Please note that this YOG Qualifier for Oceania will be sailed in the Laser 4.7 as part of the Australian Youth Championships. Countries qualifying from this event will sail in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in the Byte CII. ...[more]
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