PHOTO: The Byte CII – Built for the Modern Olympic Age

Published on May 24th, 2013


The Byte CII has taken off over the past few years, with more sailors looking to compete at the international and Olympic levels.  The boat was selected for the Youth Olympic Games in 2010, and selected again for the 2014 Games.  This provides young sailors an opportunity to participate in Olympic sailing at a much earlier age.  With the push to improve results at the Olympic level, the class is poised to take over as the singlehanded boat of choice in the United States.

Last year, US Sailing selected the Byte CII for the US Women’s Singlehanded Championship and the US Sailing Chubb Junior Championship.  Not only is the boat again featured in these prestigious events, but it will also have a barrage of advanced racing clinics and a North American Championship, all leading up to the World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island this summer.

The World Championship is anticipated to be a high level international event, with five boys and five girls qualifying their countries for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.  A Continental Qualifier, to be determined, will follow the World Championship, qualifying individuals from eligible countries for the Youth Olympic Games.

For more information on the Byte CII, or how you can participate in any of these events, contact Zim Sailing.

Zim Sailing
Byte Class Website
Meet the Byte CII

Byte CII Schedule

One-Day Clinics:
May: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27 – Newport, RI
June: 1, 2, 8, 9 – Newport, RI

Brooke Gonzalez Clinic:
June 13-16, Newport, RI

Byte CII North American Championship (Newport Regatta)
July 13-14, Newport, RI

US Sailing’s Chubb Junior Championship
August 5-9, LaPorte, TX

Byte CII World Championship:
August 24-28, Newport, RI

US Women’s Singlehanded Championship
September 13-5, Brielle, NJ

Continental Qualifier
February 27 – March 2, 2014

USA Team Selection Regatta
May 2014 New Jersey

Youth Olympic Games (2014)
August 16-28, Nanjing, China

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