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.

If you would like to find out if there are Comets in action near you then go to the club-map page and enter your post code and change the search radius if required.

Also a list of clubs, and the last reported number of Comets sailed, can be found on the clubs page

The Comet Class Association organises over 20 events each year. Although these are open to all Comet owners and helms, only members of the association are eligible to qualify for the various travellers trophies and enter the 2 championship events.

The class association also publishes a newsletter at regular intervals throughout the year. Each issue includes reports on the open meetings and championships, information about forthcoming events, lots of Comet tips and rules updates.

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




The Merthyr Tydfil Comet Open is ON!

The MTSC Committee met last night (Tues 31st) and decided that the Open would go ahead.

They will be providing a very basic lunch that can be prepared by just one in the kitchen. So please sign up using the WebCollect system or failing that to email membership@mtsc.org.uk which will go through to Mark Govier (ex CCA Committee member) and Nick (membership secretary). We will provide paper signing on forms (individual) for those who cannot sign on beforehand.

Racing will follow our normal pattern of race briefing no earlier than 11am followed asap by one race then lunch and two races back to back. It’s looking like a fairly blustery south-easterly with showers so it shouldn’t be the normal “no wind Merthyr”.


Tewkesbury Comet Open has been cancelled.



Details of the Up River, Severn and Merthyr Tydfil Comet Opens are in the Calendar.


Perihelion 133 is in the Member’s area.

A5 booklet versions of Perihelion 131, Perihelion 132 and Perihelion 133 are also there for those who like the Booklet format. Once you open the link you should be able to print your own copy, don’t forget to use the “Double sided print” and “flip on short edge” options if your printer has them!



Following on from the Dinghy Show here are three of the files that might be of interest to :

Comet-Why-Sail-a-Comet, Comet-Buying-a-Used-Comet and Comet-Dinghy


Andy has passed on some information relating to the White Xtra and the Reefing White Xtra, click here to see it. Additionally here is the latest spares list – SPARE PARTS PRICE LIST-2021 .


Members will be aware that we have the Perihelion Archive within the “Members’ Area”. This archive stretches back to the beginnings of the Association and contains a lot of very useful information but, as most archives do, it is sitting there unused, possibly because you did not know what was in it. Over the past few weeks Chris Robinson has looked through all of the Archive and has created an Index of Interesting Articles. Just hop into the Members’ Area to see what is on offer.


We know how much you welcome Henry Jagger’s version of the Comet 2021 EVENTS poster so just click the link for an A4 version for your home or club notice board.

Similarly we are indebted to Chris Robinson for information on the Comet Dinghy and to Henry Jaggers for his Comet Association brochure or Comet Association Brochure (his traditional A4 3 fold) which may be of help to all.


The Orbital Champions page is now available – subject to errors and omissions!!


The 2021 membership form is now available with a nice discount for existing members to take into account the disruption caused by Covid19.

Links to latest Comet Price lists are in the Classifieds section.


The Minutes of the 2020 AGM and the updated Constitution are to be found in the Members’ Area.


Some DIFFERENT news rather that the doom and gloom regarding Covid. Andy is developing a modification to the support ring for the Reefing White Xtra (RWX). Click here for a direct link. There is also a link to this page from the Information page.


Measurement Rules

The new measurement rules to include the White Xtra are in the member’s area.

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.


Nigel Fern