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The Comet Trio is an all-rounder. The Trio is 15 feet long and is designed to accommodate family sailing as well as offering some higher performance sailing. The Comet Trio is comfortable to sail and to crew, and offers stability as well as performance. You can buy the boat with just a mainsail and a jib or you can go the whole way and add asymmetric spinnaker.
The boat is ideal for teaching adults to sail in and will accommodate four adults in relative comfort. As with most of the Comet range, the boat has been designed or multiple functions. With a slab reefing mainsail and roller reefing jib you can temper your sailing depending on conditions and experience.
The Comet comes with all sorts of optional extras, depending on your particular needs. She is a surprisingly fast racing boat with a lower handicap than the Wayfarer and the 420. She is smaller and lighter than the Wayfarer but with a larger main and jib area she has the edge on speed.
As an all-round family boat for recreational sailing and for higher performance outings, the Comet Trio is a good bet at a fairly competitive price. Storage areas are an option that the picnic fanatic may want to consider as the boat is otherwise very open.
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