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!

Online Forum for CCCA Members

We have created an online forum for CCCA members.

https://groups.io/g/CCCA-Community

The purpose of the group is to promote understanding about Comet boats, and include answers to technical questions, best practices and a way to easily ask things of other owners. 
One of the problems with Facebook is that information is lost in the timeline, whereas the forum is very much more persistent.

To borrow a guideline from another online forum, drifting off topic is tolerated within reason. Consider it the equivalent of the sailing club bar. The moderators reserve the right to encourage you back on topic so that the quality of the content is kept honest to the values of the CCCA.

New members are very welcome, and for a short period you posts will be moderated while we all test the waters. Please be aware that our total storage limit is only 1GB; that may sound a lot, but it is relatively little per member. There should be no problem with uploading photos, as the platform will automatically re-size them where necessary, but please avoid uploading videos;  we suggest that you put the latter on Youtube, and simply post the link on this site. 

To subscribe, please visit the group and find the email address to send a request to. (If I put the email address in plain text on the internet we’ll be overwhelmed by web crawling robots).

Once you have sent your email in to subscribe to the site, the moderators will get a meesage and allow you onto the site. If you are not already a member of the CCCA, and would like to join the forum, please apply to join the forum and we’ll be in touch to assist you in joining the class association.

RIght now the forum is pretty empty, awaiting your contribution.

If you’ve had a question about your class, or you have some great info that you’d like to share, feel free to use the facility.

Sailing Calendar Update

All CCCA events for 2020 are cancelled for the moment.

The CCCA Inlands next year will be on Sat 1st May and Sun 2nd May 2021 at Llangorse.

The Trio Nationals next year will be at Exe SC from Friday 30th July 2021  to Sunday 1st Aug 2021.