Byte CI

Performance Sailcraft Australia has been involved in the singlehanded dinghy market for over four decades so they know a thing or two about single hander sailing. When we acquired the Byte CII we knew the boat had amazing potential but after discussing the boat with the global builders we also found it was still potentially too much of a step for lighter sailors transitioning out of boats such as the Optimist. So we carried out product evaluations and testing and concluded we might have an opportunity to take an already proven light hull and develop a smaller rig that worked perfectly for sailors in the 35-55kg weight range, hence the exciting news about the CI.

Guiding the younger generation to success:

Our focus with the CI is and always will be to enable younger sailors the chance to develop their skills in a boat that is fun, safe and manageable. As parents we have watched many of our children’s peers drop out of the sport we love after junior sailing because it was too hard. We didn’t want this for our children so we tried to develop a boat that addresses this problem.

The new Byte CI is the result of months of prototype development, testing and re testing resulting in what we believe will become the new benchmark boat for lighter sailors.

Affordable, durable and cool!

With a carbon fibre rig, mylar sail and fantastic build quality you might be surprised by how cost effective sailing the CI can be.   The already well-established global builder network and international class status of the Byte CII also offers the ability to enter the class cheaply with a second hand Byte CII and new rig. New CI owners will also have the benefit of knowing they can change the bottom section and sail to the CII as they grow.

We believe our newly designed carbon rig is the most durable and versatile carbon rig ever made. The rigs are fully interchangeable so going from the CI to the CII is just a matter of changing the bottom section and sail.

Put simply the class is set for great things!

A class act:

The CI class will be developed in conjunction with already well established CII class Association, ensuring the boat has strong foundations for development, racing and success.




To find out more about the new CI and our demo program please email

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