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. Chris Caldecoat form PSA said “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” Continue reading
Singapore’s sailors Bernie Chin and Samantha Yom clinch historic gold medals for Singapore at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
“The sailing level at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games was fantastic and it was apparent that the sailors who had trained hard and sailed in Bytes frequently had a real competitive advantage. All sailors, especially the Asian sailors and coaches in particular demonstrated great technical knowledge and skills with the boat which will easily be transferable into Olympic level sailing, not only in single handed sailing but the high performance classes. An amazing effort by all sailors and coaches involved.”
Bernie Chin and Samantha Yom made it double gold for Singapore as they took the Boy’s and Girl’s Byte CII Youth Olympic Games titles in Nanjing, China. Continue reading