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.


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4/08/2020 – Please check the Members’ Area for more AGM ‘paperwork’.

3/08/2020 – The Severn SC Comet Open has been cancelled.

31/7/2020 – The Bristol Avon Comet Open scheduled for Oct 11th has been cancelled.

27/7/2020 – Mudeford Week is going ahead in a limited form from Fri 7th to Sun 9th of August. I have been informed that a Comet Open could be held on Sunday Aug 9th IF there are sufficient competitors. Please contact the OOD Peter Reid by email (peterreid@reidsteel.co.uk) to register your interest.

16/7/2020 – I have been informed that the Tewkesbury Cruising and Sailing Club Open has been cancelled.

9/7/20 An ‘Officer’ Nomination form is in the Members’ Area.

New arrangements for the 2020 Orbital award are on the 2020 Results page.


The National Championships at Bala and therefore the AGM have been cancelled.

Please look in the Members Area for more details.


Perihelion 130 is now in the Members Area.

N.B. I have rushed out a page by page version of P130 for those who prefer to read down a document. It is also in the members area.

If you are a member and have not received a recent email from me regarding the publication of Perihelion 130 please contact me urgently.

The committee are looking for some fresh blood to keep the Association moving forward. P130 will have a nomination form included so if you are interested in joining please fill it in and post off to Liz asap. The following posts are available – you do NOT have to be an existing committee member to apply for any of them.

1) – Our Chair, John Sturgeon, has to stand down as his 3 year tenure ends at the AGM, but for continuity he will remain on the committee for one year to smooth over the transition and offer any advice that may be required.

2) – After many years’ service Michael Ettershank is resigning from the Committee and his role as Results Secretary.

3) – For personal reasons Nigel Austin has resigned from the Committee and his role for management of Trophies and Prizes.

If you are interested in taking on one of the above please contact John via chairman@cometsailing.org.uk for more information.

Additionally if you would like to join the committee as an ordinary member then please let us know.


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