Banks Comet Dinghy Covers

Comet dinghy: Banks Sails

Flat top covers

Easy to fit and can be used with the mast up or down. The main halyard attachment webbing ring helps the cover to shed water.

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Comet dinghy: Banks Sails

Over boom covers

For the ultimate in weather proofing, the over boom style ensures that water will not collect in the cover and allows air to circulate.

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Comet dinghy: Banks Sails

Trailing covers

Trailing covers are top covers without openings for masts and shrouds. They reduce drag considerably when towing.

Comet dinghy: Banks Sails

Under covers

Undercovers protect the hull of the boat from knocks and scratches, particularly when trailing. Our undercovers are handmade from quality nylon.

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Comet Data Sheet

Comet Class

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 United Kingdom at club level and at open meetings[3] 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.

Comet Specifications
Designer Andrew Simmons
Year 1981
Crew 1
Type Monohull
Design Strict One-Design
Construction GRP
Keel Daggerboard
Mast length 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
Main Sail Area 70 sq ft (6.5 m2)
Beam 1.63 metres (5 ft 4 in)
Draft 0.965 metres (3 ft 2.0 in)
Hull weight 110 lb (50 kg)
LOA 11 ft 4 in (3.45 m)
Beam 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Mast height 6.26 metres (20 ft 6 in)
Main & jib area 10.25 square metres (110.3 sq ft)
RYA PN 1196

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About Company

Banks Sails was founded because of the demand for dinghy and small keelboat sails designed by Bruce Banks and later by Ken Rose. They quickly established a reputation as an innovative supplier of top quality dinghy and small keelboat sails.

Contact Details

Telephone:01489 582444
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372 Brook Lane,
England, SO31 7ZA