Welcome to Comet Class Association

The Comet web site aims to give you information on the fast, friendly and fun single handed sailing dinghy, the Comet.

Information about our open events and championships can be found on the calendar.

Class Association Newsletter

Perihelion is the Class newsletter. The latest issue includes reports on all the open meetings, reports and photos from the championships, forthcoming events with directions, lots of Comet tips and interviews from the top helms, action shots and rules updates. Join Now! It only costs £18 to belong to the Comet Association per year. To join now just fill in our online application form.

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Frensham Ponds Comet Open

The date for this year’s Comet Open Meeting at Frensham Ponds Sailing Club has been confirmed as Sunday 20th March. More information about the event will be available soon.

Kingsmead Sailing Club

Sadly we won’t be enjoying another Open meeting at Kingsmead this year.
Their new landlord has decided not to renew their lease, so the club will close within the next couple of months.
Kingsmead has offered family friendly sailing for many years, and it’s sad to hear about its demise.

Bart’s Bash

Just for fun, click here for the Comet results from Bart’s Bash. They are obviously to be taken with a large pinch of salt as weather conditions etc etc will have played a large part in the overall positions BUT from a personal point of view it is nice to be in the top 10 for once!!!!!

Open / Championships dates

Those items in Green / Red are confirmed the rest are provisional – watch this space!

March April May
Sun 20 Frensham Pond Sat 9th Shearwater Sat 7th – Sun 8th 
  Sat 16th Fishers Green  Assoc Champs
  Sun 17th Hunts Sutton Bingham
Sat 23rd Burghfield Sat 21 Winsford Flash
   Sat 28 Kingsmead
CANCELLED
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June  July August
Sun 5 Baltic Wharf Sun 10 Gunfleet  Sat 6 Mudeford
Sat 11 Chipstead Sat 16 Hawley Lake Fri 12th – Sun 14th
Sat 18 Attenborough Sun 31 Cransley National Championship
  Rutland
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 Sept October
Sat 3 Severn Sat 1 Bristol and Avon
Sun 11 Littleton Sun 2 Up River
Sat 17 Battle of the classes Sat 8 Crawley Mariners
Sun 18 Merthyr Tydfil Sat 15 Redesmere
Sat 24 Cotswold Sat 22 Staunton Harold

Comet Clubs

The Association would like to know of any club where Comets are sailed, please have a look at the Clubs page and if you know of other club(s) where Comets are sailed please e-mail me.

Missing Open Reports

For whatever reason we seem to be missing some Open reports. Please have a look at the Results page and if the report you have written is missing please e-mail it to me.

The Rig Debate

The Association would like to hear your opinion on the rule that a change of rig during an event is not allowed.

Please e-mail me with your opinion(s) and I will add it (them) to “The Rig Debate” in the member’s area.

AGM rule change

At the A.G.M. it was decided to allow any type of clew tie down (rope , Velcro etc) other than a metal ring.

Thanks

Nigel Fern