The comet is a two-person dinghy designed by C. Lowndes Johnson in the 1930s for racing on the Chesapeake Bay. It was conceived as a smaller version of the Star, but one well-suited to the shallow Chesapeake Bay and easier for younger sailors to use. The first Comet fleet was formed at the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor, which still hosts an active fleet. The first national championship regatta was held in 1935. There are approximately a dozen active fleets remaining, most in the eastern U.S. Hard-chined and capable of planing in 10-to-15-knot winds, the Comet is a sloop that can have either a three-stay or, less commonly, an eight-stay (Star) rig. Comets are built in wood or, since 1960, fiberglass. For more information, read the Comet Wikipedia article.
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|#||Fleet Name||Location||Primary Yachtclub|
|1||Fleet 1||Stone Harbor, NJ||YC of Stone Harbor|
|20||Fleet 20||Oxford, MD||Tred Avon YC|
|27||Fleet 27||Powell, OH||Leatherlips YC|
|35||Fleet 35||Oceanport, NJ||Shrewsbury Sailing and YC|
|40||Fleet 40||Annapolis, MD||Severn SA|
|48||Fleet 48||Green Pond, NJ||Green Pond YC|
|52||Fleet 52||St Louis, MO||Valley SA|
|79||Fleet 79||Cazenovia, NY||Willow Bank YC|
|94||Fleet 94||Centerville, MD||Corsica River YC|
|118||Fleet 118||Pocono Lake Preserve, PA|
|130||Fleet 130||Highland Lake, NJ||Corsica River YC|
|134||Fleet 134||St. Michaels, MD||Miles River YC|