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.

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 Very Latest News

Comet 187 price vastly reduced – see classifieds for further details.


Nationals News

The entry for the NATIONALS is now OPEN. Enter before the 30th of April to earn a £10 discount and have more beer money! You know it makes sense!

Further details about the Nationals and how to enter are available on the Calendar page – click here.

Whilst on the subject of the Nationals; all of the relevant paperwork for the A.G.M. is in the member’s area.


Opens, Reports + Results

(if you get them to me!)

The Burghfield Open report and results are in the Results page, unfortunately without images / photographs unless you know differently!  

Shearwater 2017 report is in the Results page.

Attenborough get in early – see calendar for the details of the Attenborough Open in May!

Not far behind are Winsford Flash with their Open announcement – see the calendar for details.

All Open dates and Aphelions confirmed for 2017 – click here for the list.

New Perihelion editor!


Paul – “Nigel, you know how you have been helping Michael by adding the race results and reports to the web”.

Nigel – cautiously “Yes”.

Paul – “Well Norah and I have been thinking”.

Nigel – even more cautiously “Yes”.

Paul – “Well, wouldn’t it make sense for you to take over from Brian and put Perihelion together and the web stuff at the same time. Then Brian or I wouldn’t have to pass on stuff for the web site as it would come straight to you”.

So now you know how I came to be ‘persuaded’ to become the editor of Perihelion!

So if you have any news, comments, etc about anything Comet please get in contact – NewsEditor@cometsailing.org.uk

Latest Committee meeting

At the recent committee meeting virtually all of the Officers tended their resignation, therefore your Association needs you! If you have or know someone in the Association who has relevant character,  knowledge, skills etc please let the committee know so that Norah can start gently twisting arms, if required, as only she can!!!!!

As Nigel Austin was the ONLY committee member not present, off somewhere sailing but in a D-Zero, he was recommended for virtually all of the posts!

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



Last site update:

April 24th – Nationals update and AGM paperwork added.

April 11th – Shearwater Report added.

March 30th – Comet 187 for sale details added.