Welcome to the Bermuda Comet Class website! (bemudacometclass.com)
In celebration of the 75th Annual Edward Cross Comet Race in 2019, and in anticipation of the 2020 Comet International Championship next year, it was decided to establish a website for both the Race and the Comet Class orgainsation in Bermuda.
Bermudians of African descent have been skilled boat builders and sailors for many years. Dr. Kenneth Robinson in his book, Heritage, shares how the first person of African descent came to Bermuda aboard the ‘pinnace Edwin’ 1616 and African Bermudians have been involved in the sea since. African Bermudians have been boat builders, caulkers, makers of sails, boat pilots, and crew since their arrival in Bermuda. The written and oral histories of Bermuda make references to the skill and competency of African Bermudians. Heritage makes cites a reference from the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, where in 1784 it is noted –“They(African Bermudians) aid in building ships and afterwards sail them to the Islands where they are preferred above other boats…” Read More