Comet Trio, the classic family dinghy
Comfortable for the whole family, but light enough for two to handle. Can be deceptively fast even without the optional spinnaker.
When we say the Trio is an all rounder we really mean it. Designed by Phil Morrison, with classic hull lines the Trio is thoroughly modern, but retains some well-proven features of older dinghies. At 15′ the Trio has the length to give effortless performance, the ability to carry a large family, and to be quite steady and reassuring when the weather turns nasty! “Sit in” seats and a deep cockpit floor, combined with a relatively high boom make the Trio a superbly comfortable dinghy to sail.
The standard Trio has a slab-reefing mainsail and a furling jib, self-bailers and a rear-mainsheet, making her ideal as your first family dinghy. As you gain experience, options of centre mainsheet and asymmetric spinnaker turn the Trio into a surprisingly fast racer, although a most comfortable and forgiving one!