The Comet is a single handed, one design racing dinghy available with three separate rigging options: Standard, Xtra and Mino, that can be raced competitively alongside each other. It is mainly sailed in the UK at club level and at open meetings organised by the Comet Class Association. The Comet is a recognised RYA dinghy class.
The Comet has a large uncluttered cockpit, rear mainsheet (with centre mainsheet permitted under class rules) and an unbattened sail with a sleeve luff on an unstayed rig. The hull and deck is manufactured from glass-reinforced plastic and available in a number of colour combinations.
The sail area of 70 square feet (6.5 m2) for the standard Comet rig is slightly less than for the International Laser Standard. The mast is in two sections and is loose footed like the Laser rig.
|LOA||11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)|
|Beam||4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)|
|Mast height||19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)|
|Mainsail area||70 sq ft (6.5 m2)|