2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race
30 Mar 15
Volvo Ocean Race can confirm that Dongfeng Race Team broke its mast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew.
Volvo Ocean Race
The Byte CII is a fast and fun singlehanded one design dinghy designed by Ian Bruce, the boat is lightweight and easy to manage making it perfect for many young sailors.
The CII's Carbon, two piece mast and fully battened Mylar sail are self-depowering and a significant upgrade to the sail plan on the original Byte. The sail controls are led to either side of the boats deck with a multi-purchase ball bearing adjustment system for effortless adjustment.
The boat is designed for all sailors with a crew weight range of 40 - 73kg, however for racing at the Youth Olympic Games the ideal weight is 55- 65 kg. It is an excellent transition boat for many sailors before heading onto the larger youth boats.
Length - 3.6m
Beam - 1.3m
Sail Area - 6.8sqm
Hull Weight - 45.5kg