Please select your home edition
Edition
Noble Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals at Exe Sailing Club - Day 2

by Tracie Padro 23 Jul 2018 09:45 BST 20-22 July 2018
Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals at Exe day 2 © Anthony Garret

No clear outright winner in either rig and Bob's bobble revealed!!!

A steady 8mph wind and glorious sunshine greeted the Trio fleet on day 2. Race 1 eventually got underway after the third attempt (and once the black flag came out).

Andrew/Caroline led from start to finish, Rex/Sue had their best result so far and came in second and Ade/Tracie third. Bob/Collette were looking to secure fourth until a tactical decision to gybe late around the final mark didn't go to plan and this allowed for Steve/Martin and Guy/Graham to slip by.

In the classic rig, a real battle between Richard/Carole, Simon/Veronique and David/Charlie took place with them finishing in this order.

Race 2, Bob/Collette lead from start to finish. Further down the fleet there was lots of place changes.

Symon/Ed lived up to their boat name in white lighting as they charged through the fleet to take fourth place.

Race 3, Darren/Callum lead to the first mark and eventually finished third. With Ade/Tracie winning this race and Andrew/Caroline having a good result in race 2, this has kept the pressure on Bob/Collette into the final day.

Classic rig is equally as tight at the top with three potential winners coming into the last day.

A brilliant evening was had by all at the evening dinner.

Event sponsored by Noble Marine.

Related Articles

Comet Trio Inlands at Llangorse
Plus a fun race with a mass start and a long reach down the entire lake It was worth the wait! The Covid-delayed Inlands finally took place within the beautiful settings of Llangorse lake with eleven visitors joining the three brand new local boats for a fabulous weekend of racing and socialising. Posted on 23 Oct
Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals at Exe
Several new boats made their debut nationals The Comet Trio National Championships (proud to be sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance) was held at the lovely Exe Sailing Club on 31st July - 1st August. Posted on 8 Aug
Comet Trios at Whitefriars
A weekend of Snakes and Ladders The Comets turned up, the sun turned up, but the wind didn't get the memo and failed to materialise making the racing, course setting, and a consistent set of results, very difficult, however it was ideal weather for the barbecues! Posted on 15 Jun
Whitefriars Comet Trio Open preview
Two days of great sailing in June Trio sailors come on down... Whitefriars Sailing Club is pleased to announce their first Comet Trio Open Meeting for a very long time. Why not join us in your Comet Trio for two days of great sailing and friendly company? Posted on 30 May
Noble Marine sponsor 2021 racing season
Combined Comet class have events at Whitefriars, Llangorse and Exe The Combined Comet Class Association is delighted to announce the continued sponsorship from Noble Marine Insurance for the 2021 racing season. Posted on 30 Apr
Exciting times for the Comet Trio
Versatile boat with proven stability inland and at sea Only 200 Comet Trios were built by Comet Dinghies before they ceased production in 2008. With owners very loyal to the class, second-hand boats were hard to come by and sold very quickly. Posted on 1 May 2020
Tips for sailing with a young crew
What is different when racing with kids between the age of 6 and 12 Here are some top tips on sailing with young people. The guide covers boat set up, jobs for the crew, sailing techniques, kit and incentives. It is written from the experience of several people who have sailed with kids between the age of 6 and 12. Posted on 25 Oct 2019
Comet Trio Nationals at Brixham
A photo finish required Eighteen Comet Trio took part in the Noble Marine National Champs held at Brixham Yacht Club. The fleet consisted of ten MK2 and eight MK1 Trios. Posted on 7 Aug 2019
Noble Marine Comet Trio Inlands at Llangorse
A photo finish required The fleet of Comet Trios arrived looking forward to two days of great racing. We were greeted with a very warm welcome, bacon sandwiches, sunshine, 25 knots of breeze and snow-capped mounts around Llangorse Lake. Posted on 10 May 2019
Comet Trios at Shustoke
Pockets of wind appear out of nowhere, and the air turns blue A gentle breeze, bacon sandwiches and friendly faces greeted the Comet Trio fleet at Shustoke Sailing Club were they were sharing their open meeting with the GP14 fleet. Posted on 25 Mar 2019