Infomation about the Elliott 5.9
3 April 2017. Animal Crackers has sold to Matt Kerr and Craig Smith and will be sailing the 2017 Traveler Series
31 March 2017. Dates for 2017 Nationals are 2-4 November 2017, Gulf Harbour.
31 March 2017. 2017/18 Membership Form here
3 February 2017 - 2017 Traveler Series Dates - Coming Soon! Keep an eye on the Facebook page.
3 October 2016 - 2016 Traveler Series Results Published
22 August 2016. Preliminary dates for Opua Regatta 2017 - July 22-23, 2017
About Our Class
Offering close racing and great social events built around a North Island weekend regatta circuit, the Elliott 5.9 class is the perfect 3-person boat. The class is low maintenance, low cost and is sailed by a crew of 3.
Designed by Greg Elliott and was first released in 1983 the Elliott 5.9 boasts an efficient single spreader fractional rig, well balanced sail plan, practical deck layout and a performance hull that offers the response and maneuverability of a modern sport boat.
The New Zealand racing scene is strong, with the highly popular and competitive Traveler Series. This series is carefully timed to avoid major racing events and the summer season. The racing format for these events and nationals is windward leewards, often on short courses. The class attracts top sailors and the racing is hotly contested but with a friendly and helpful social element.
More new boats may be built in 2017 - click on the link above for details. Also the Class Association has ensured that all E5.9-specific components are available through approved suppliers. Purpose built trailers and trailer mast holders are also available. Check the suppliers page for details.
The Class Association hosts a social dinner at the Omaha event each spring - families and friends are encouraged to attend.