Infomation about the Elliott 5.9
22 August 2016. Preliminary dates for Opua Regatta 2017 - July 15-16, 2017
22 August 2016. Rough & Reddy wins the 2016 Series RNZYS Sprints Regatta - updated Traveler Series results here.
11 July 2016. Sailing Instructions for Opua Regatta (July 23-24, 2016) - here.
5 March 2016. 2016/17 Membership Form Here
18 February 2016 - 2016 Traveler Series Dates set:
1. Taupo: 30 April - 1 May (North Island Champs) - Completed
2. Marsden Cove: 25 - 26 June - Onerahi YC
3. Opua: 23 - 24 July - Opua Cruising Club
4. Auckland: 20 - 21 August (Auckland Champs) - RNZYS
5. Omaha/Sandspit: 1-2 October - Sandspit YC
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 are being built in 2016 - 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 and fun racing weekend at Kawau Island each March - families and friends are encouraged to attend.