Burghfield (Southern Aphelion)

Burghfield Sailing Club Hangar Road, Theale, Reading, Berkshire

The Notice of Race and online entry is available on the club's website: Burghfield Sailing Club (Southern Aphelion) Note that Burghfield has online entry only and that there is a discount for early entry (before Wednesday 17th April). Burghfield is a longstanding venue for Comet opens, and successful Championships have also been held at the […]

Fishers Green (Eastern Aphelion)

Fishers Green Sailing Club Waltham Abbey

I have been in touch with the club contact. He is hoping to run 4 races, first start not before 11 am. Pay on the day, food and refreshments are available, with cake/bar after prizegiving. Standard club SIs are on the FGSC website - link follows. https://www.fishersgreensc.org.uk/Downloads/FGSC%20Sailing%20Instructions.pdf Fishers Green is a longstanding venue for Comet […]

Hawley Lake (Southern Aphelion)

Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey

The following documents refer. If you are intending to enter please contact John Sturgeon (see email in documents). Hawley Lake Comet Open 2024 Sailing Instructions Comet Open Hawley Lake Entry Form Hawley 2024 Notice of a race. Hawley Lake is a small friendly club which has held Comet opens for many years. The open is […]

Association Championship – Silver Wing SC

Silver Wing Sailing Club Staines Rd, Wraysbury

Silver Wing SC has held successful Comet opens in 2022 and 2023. We are delighted that the club is holding our Association Championship in 2024. The online entry form for the Championship and all the event documentation is on the club website. The link follows: https://silverwingsc.co.uk/events/ The club is easily reached off the M25. The […]

Winsford Flash (Western Aphelion)

Winsford Flash Sailing Club Stocks Hill, Darnhall, Winsford, Cheshire

Online booking link follows: https://www.winsfordflashsailing.com/event/894333 Winsford Flash has an active Comet fleet with a class captain and separate series. It is the most active Northern Comet club and is a really friendly place. The Flash provides plenty of space for racing, has great launching facilities with pontoons making it possible to retain dry feet, and […]

Shustoke SC (Eastern Aphelion)

Shustoke Sailing Club Reservoir Drive,, Shustoke, West Midlands

  Shustoke held its first Comet open in 2023, and it was a success. There is a growing fleet of Comets and the club comes highly recommended. The open will take place alongside club racing, with the first start at 11.00 am. The first two races are likely to be back-to-back followed by a break […]

Cransley (Southern Aphelion)

Cransley Sailing Club Eagle Lane, Cransley, Northamptonshire

  Comet opens at Cransley are always well-attended.  This is also a regular Championship venue for the Comets, and we will be returning in 2025 for the Association Championship. Nigel Austin uses his persuasive powers to try and ensure that all the Comets at the club take part. The venue is quite small but perfectly […]

Carsington (Northern Aphelion)

Carsington Sailing Club Carsington Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Very large reservoir with great facilities in a beautiful area. Separate start at end of club starts.

Chipstead (Eastern Aphelion)

Chipstead Sailing Club Longford Lake, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent

Chipstead has a thriving Comet fleet. There are excellent facilities and launching is easy. Comet opens attract many of the home fleet as well as visitors - over 20 entrants are possible. The open is held jointly with other classes and in 2023 we are sharing with the Solos. The lake is long and has […]

Eyott SC (Southern Aphelion)

Eyott Sailing Club White Tree Court, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

  This is the 2nd time the fleet has been invited to race at Eyott. The racing takes place in an area of the river very close to Up River YC, where an open meeting is being held the following day. Due to tide issues there will be 2 back to back races rather than […]

Up River YC (Eastern Aphelion)

Up River Yacht Club Pooles Lane, Hullbridge, Essex

  The day before we have the open at Eyott SC, which uses the same stretch of water and an adjoining creek. You can sail between the clubs. There is free camping available This is a special venue, and well worth the trip to get there. It is tidal, with strong currents. It has "cans" […]

Redditch (Northern Aphelion)

Redditch Sailing Club Proctors Barn Lane, Redditch

  A Comet open was first held at Redditch in 2022. Redditch is a small friendly club on a water which suits Comets. There is a club Comet and quite a few other Comets. The facilities at the club are good, though cars need to be parked in the free public car park close by […]

Mudeford (Southern Aphelion)

Mudeford Sailing Club Argyle Road, Christchurch, Dorset

Due to tides the first start will be at 10 am. There will be 3 races. This is the first day of Mudeford Week, so we will be racing alongside other classes. This is a longstanding arrangement which works well. The clubhouse is in a converted Dutch barge. Tides govern the race times, and when […]

Bowmoor SC (Western Aphelion)

Bowmoor Sailing Club Coln Park Lake, Fairford Road, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

  Bowmoor SC is a thriving club on a large lake of some 120 acres in rural Gloucestershire (Southern Cotswolds). Bowmoor is experienced at holding successful open and championship events. There is an enthusiastic Comet fleet, with a Comet fleet captain and healthy entries of Comets in club races. A particular feature here is the […]

Baltic Wharf (Western Aphelion)

Baltic Wharf Sailing Club Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, Bristol, Avon

Baltic Wharf is in a historic setting on the floating harbour. Normally the day starts with a long distance race past SS Great Britain. There is no traditional clubhouse - use is made of local changing, toilet and meal facilities. Launching is quite easy and there is free parking in a yard alongside the harbour. […]

National Championship – Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club Pontsticill Reservoir, Merthyr Tydfil

The Comet class is delighted that Merthyr Tydfil SC has agreed to host our 2024 National Championship. The following link to the event contains the details. Please enter by online booking well in advance so the club has a good handle on numbers. https://mtsc.org.uk/comet.html This is a location not to be missed. The club is […]

Severn Sailing Club (Western Aphelion)

Severn Sailing Club Bredon's Norton, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

A longstanding venue for Comet opens, with a healthy number of Comet helms at the club. River sailing in a beautiful area, plenty of room to rig and launch, plus a comfortable clubhouse and great food.

Crawley Mariners (Eastern Aphelion)

Crawley Mariners Yacht Club Lake View Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

  A longstanding venue for Comet opens, and an ideal location for our highly manoeuverable dinghy. There is an active Comet fleet with a class captain. A small, friendly club which has really good facilities. Expect a warm welcome.

Littleton (Southern Aphelion)

Littleton Sailing Club Littleton Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex

Littleton is a longstanding Comet venue. There are a couple of club Comets and a number of Comet helms. The 2024 open will be a joint open with the Solos. The facilities at Littleton are really good in all areas, with the 2 storey clubhouse affording virtually uninterrupted views over the whole 80 acres of […]

Redesmere (Northern Aphelion)

Redesmere Sailing Club Congleton Road, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire

  A longstanding venue for Comet opens, and an ideal location for our highly manoeuverable dinghy. A small, friendly club which has really good facilities and is a past winner of RYA's Club of the Year. Expect a warm welcome. There is an open the following day at Ogston SC. Free camping is available at […]

Ogston Sailing Club (Eastern Aphelion)

Ogston Sailing Club Quarry Lane, Alfreton, Derbyshire

The open will be on the 2nd day of Ogston's General Handicap open, with Comets having our own start. Free camping and campervan parking are available on Saturday night - ideally this should be registered beforehand with the club. Food including breakfasts can be purchased at the club and there is a well stocked bar. […]

Bristol Avon (Western Aphelion)

Bristol Avon Sailing Club Mead Lane, Saltford, Bristol, Avon

Bristol Avon is a small, friendly, river club where quite a few Comets race. The wind can be very tricky, but this makes the Comet an ideal dinghy to sail here due its manoeuvrability. If there are enough attendees then the fleet would be split into two with separate starts, otherwise the start line would […]

Staunton Harold (Northern Aphelion)

Staunton Harold Sailing Club Calke Road, Melbourne, Derdyshire

  Staunton Harold is traditionally our final event of the season. There are quite a few Comets raced here. It is a very well-attended open and prizegiving includes Aphelion awards. We normally share the day with the Solo fleet. This large reservoir offers long courses and excellent facilities.