RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show

Farnborough International

The Comet Class Association will have a stand (E10) at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference on 24th and 25th February 2024.  

Nottingham (Northern Aphelion)

Notts SC Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5AS

Nottingham SC is based on a broad section of the River Trent and has an active Comet fleet. The club facilities are great, and launching is easy. This is not the norm of river sailing - there is plenty of room, little current (except in flood conditions), and the course is quite long.

Burghfield (Southern Aphelion)

Burghfield Sailing Club Hangar Road Theale, Reading, Berkshire

  Burghfield is a longstanding venue for Comet opens, and successful Championships have also been held at the club. The open meetings are held jointly with other classes, and in 2024 we are again sharing with the Solo fleet. The club facilities are excellent and launching is easy. It has a large area of water, […]

Fishers Green (Eastern Aphelion)

Fishers Green Sailing Club Waltham Abbey

  Fishers Green is a longstanding venue for Comet opens, and successful Championships have also been held at the club. The open meetings are held jointly with other classes, and in 2024 we are sharing with the Laser fleet. The club facilities are excellent and launching is easy. It has a large area of water, […]

Hawley Lake (Southern Aphelion)

Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey

  Hawley Lake is a small friendly club which has held Comet opens for many years. The open is being held alongside normal club racing (but with a separate start). Club facilities are good and launching is easy. The water is surrounded by trees and contains islands - an excellent venue for Comets!

Association Championship – Silver Wing SC

Following the success of the 2 opens held at Silver Wing SC  in 2022 and 2023 the club has agreed to host the Comet Association Championship in 2024. The lake is well proportioned, the facilities are great and launching is easy. There will be free camping on site. The plan is to hold 3 races […]

Winsford Flash (Northern Aphelion)

Winsford Flash Sailing Club Stocks Hill Darnhall, Winsford, Cheshire

  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 a comfortable clubhouse serving […]

Shustoke SC (Eastern Aphelion)

Shustoke SC Reservoir Dr, Shustoke, Colehill, Birmingham

  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 (Northern 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 […]

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)

  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)

  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" […]

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. […]

Redditch (Western Aphelion)

Redditch SC Proctors Barn Ln, 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 (Western Aphelion)

Mudeford Sailing Club The Dutch Barge Fisherman's Bank, 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 (Southern Aphelion)

Bowmoor SC 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 […]

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. This is a location not to be missed. The club is nestled on the shores of a large reservoir in a beautiful off-grid location, which is within the Brecon Beacons National Park (known in Welsh as Bannau Brycheiniog […]

Severn Sailing Club (Southern 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

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.