FOR SALE: Nearly new Byte CII

Byte CII for Sale

This is the chance to own a dinghy in the same class as the ones that has won more seasons at CSC in the past 5 years than any other:

  • Sail number 3567
  • “As new” condition, used <10 times!
  • Manufactured in 2014
  • Previously a showroom model
  • Already has an allocated boat space at CSC
  • £2,500

If you’re interested, contact us (or speak to Peter).

Are you Bytesize?

The CII is designed to appeal to sailors in the 40-73kg (6.5-11.5stones) range regardless of age or gender.

In the UK, Byte CII sailors range in age from teenagers to ladies and gentlemen in their sixties and seventies – all sailing on a level where age and gender don’t count.

The boat may be sailed equally well by men and women. The first World Championship held in 1999 was won by a man, Eric Holden from Canada, but 2 years later it was the women’s turn and Silja Lehtinen from Finland took the honours.

Age is no barrier to sailing the Byte CII. The boat has been the single-hander of choice for the ISAF Youth World Championships on several occasions and is currently the Girls and Boys single-handed choice for the Youth Olympic Games.

The Byte was designed by Ian Bruce in 1990 (co-designer or the Laser) and received a facelift in 2004 with the introduction of the CII rig.

The CII rig comprises a Mylar, fully-battened sail on a flexible carbon-fibre mast. It is this rig that allows the boat to be easily de-powered by lighter-weight helms in heavier weather while still retaining power for lighter winds.

Ian’s aim in developing the Byte with the CII rig was to produce a single-handed dinghy that could be sailed by a wide range of sailors not just from Europe and North America but around the World.