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.

Comet 47 for sale. See Classifieds.

Nationals News – the very latest!

Chris Hatton, the latest of youngsters powering to the front is our new National Champion but the Hatton trophy cabinet will have a far more important trophy in it as dad Alan won the National ‘Newcomer’ award!

Full results, report and a link to Day 3 images are now in the Results table.


AGM – brief notes

The AGM was held on the Saturday afternoon of the Nationals at Burghfield and several new committee members were elected.

Chairman – John Sturgeon

Secretary – Liz Hossell

Membership Secretary – Mark Govier

Trophies – Nigel Austin

Event Organiser – Steve Gregory

Paul was presented with a mini ‘Weather’ station as a thank you for his work on behalf of the Association; whilst Nora was presented, for her many years of service, with a large bouquet of flowers and a photograph! The photograph was of a garden bench! Not to be outdone Henry was presented with the instructions to put it together!

Andy’s builder’s report centred on a new sail design which uses the existing Xtra spars but is of a Dacron fabric that is slightly larger in area than the Xtra sail but is battened. More details on it as I get them.

Opens, Reports + Results, etc, etc.

(if you get them to me!)

Cotswold results are the Results table

Baltic Wharf results are in the Results table.

Western Aphelion results after 2 events are now available from the bottom of the Results page.

Frensham Pond information is now in the Calendar.

Attenborough report is in the Results table as is a link to an excellent image presentation and ‘drone’ video – a real delight. Many thanks Attenborough.

Fishers Green report and results are now in the Results table.

Sutton Bingham report and results are now in the Results table.

Burghfield Open report and results are in the Results page.

Shearwater Open report and Results are in the Results page.


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

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:

June 15th – Aphelions added.

June 7th – Cotswold results added.

June 6th – National report plus Shearwater and Baltic Wharf results added.

May 30th – National result and AGM brief notes added.