B45 Enters Into The J.P. Morgan Round The Island Race 2013

2019-09-02T09:14:07+00:00May 25th, 2013|News|

The Round the Island race was the brainchild of Major Cyril Windeler who suggested the idea of having a handicapped race around the Isle of Wight, the first race was held in 1931 and the race has carried on with great success ever since. The current Race monohull record holder Mike Slade (ICAP Leopard GBR1R) and the British Vendée Globe sailors Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss GBR99) and Mike Golding (Gamesa GBR3) will all be on the famous RYS start line. Race Date: 1st June 2013 Race Start: Cowes Isle of Wight Read more about the B45

Test Sail of B45 Successful

2019-09-02T09:14:29+00:00May 8th, 2013|News|

On a cold Easter bank holiday the owner, designers and crew took the B45 on her first outing sailing from Shamrock Quay on the Itchen River down to Cowes, Isle of Wight and finishing at Hythe Marina. The conceptual design performed remarkably well as conditions picked up. She was very well balanced, fizzing up wind and down wind. Jami Buckley of BYD commented “We have designed a lot of functional concepts into this boat, which worked nicely while sailing, it performed to the level and further than we expected in comparison with the analysis done prior to the launch. At [...]

B45 enters into the J.P. Morgan Round the Island race 2013

2019-09-02T09:16:09+00:00May 5th, 2013|Events|

The latest BYD design to be built has been entered into the historic Round the Island race around the Isle of Wight. The B45 will sail under the ISCRS rating system. The B45 can be seen racing around the Solent in preparation for the big day. Read more about the B45 yacht design See our results