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!