Welcome to the Comet Combined Class Association (CCCA) website.  

The CCCA is a friendly organisation that exists to promote and further the interests of the owners of the 4 double handed classes of dinghy originally produced by Comet Dinghies, namely the Trio, Duo, Versa and Zero.

CCCA Online Forum where technical help for Comet owners can be asked, and hopefully we’ll be able to provide the answer.

If you were looking for info about the Comet dinghy, they are at the Comet Class Association.

Comet TrioComet DuoComet VersaComet Zero

We support CCCA Members by:

  1. Organising the National and Inland Championships as required.
  2. Co-ordinating the programme for other Open Meetings and cruising events for the Classes in the British Isles.
  3. Promulgating information on technical development within the Classes.
  4. Keeping members informed of developments concerning the Classes and any proposals concerning class rules.
  5. Maintaining a register of CCCA members, and regularly communicating with them.

Membership of the CCCA is free to all current owners (or a soon-to-be owner) of the classes that we cover.

Please look at the News and Events tabs to see what is currently happening or look at our Facebook page.

For descriptions of the dinghies and associated technical information look under the Classes tab.

We hope that you will find the information you are seeking, if not, please contact us.

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Calling all Trio Owners

Do you currently own a Comet Trio and may want to sell it at some time in the future?

Do you want to preserve the value of your investment in your sails?

Do you want to be able to race in CCCA competitions?

If any of the above apply to you, then you need to take action NOW!

Why is this important?  Any new Rowsell sails purchased after August 1st will not be allowed to be used in Combined Comet Trio Class Association races. This is because the class association is nudging Comet Trio owners to buy their replacement sails through the new builder (Peak Dinghy Supplies).

What do I need to do? Even if you don’t race, you need to mark your sails with the sail number and date and send a photo of your sails to the Comet Trio Class Association by 1st August, as per the Comet Trio Class Association class rules, to preserve the value of your asset. This needs to be done in a specific format- see below:

How can I make sure I have done it correctly? 
See https://cometcombinedclasses.co.uk/comet-trio-class-rules-2021/ and look to the annex at the bottom.

What if I choose not to mark my sails? 

You’ll lose several hundreds of pounds off the value of your boat if you sell it to someone who wants to race it if the sails are not registered with the CCCA before August 1st

Of course, you can cheerfully continue to sail your Trio as you wish, but please note that if you don’t mark your sails with the sail number and date and send a photo of your sails to the Comet Trio Class Association by 1st August, you (or any future owner of your boat) will not be able to take part in CCCA Competitions using those unmarked sails. This will also mean that your unmarked sails are worthless should you want to sell your boat to someone who wants to race it after 1st August.

By taking just a few minutes now to mark your sails and send a photo of your marking to the Comet Trio Class Association, you could save the future you several hundred pounds. 

What are you waiting for? Get marking!

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