Infomation and Updates about the Elliott 5.9
Updated 11 July 2020
Kitchen Link and NZ Spars and Rigging
Traveller Series #2 Marsden Cove 18th - 19th July
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Sailing Instructions Marsden Cove
The entry form and series information are available on the website.
Remember, each boat must also be a member of the Elliott 5.9 Owners Association.
One Tree Point Motel https://www.otpmotel.co.nz/ have a couple of rooms left that will take 3 and others that will take 2. First in best dressed. Otherwise there are plenty of Airbnb at Marsden Cove or Ruakaka.
Have pencilled in a booking at Porthouse Bar & Eatery for the rugby and a feed. This is our regular Saturday night venue and has always treated us well. They also have a courtesy van.
After a good showing of 10 boats for Opua it looks like 13 + for Marsden Cove so good to see the numbers building as we settle in after lockdown.
Apex Marine Traveller Series #1: Results
Regatta summary is in the latest newsletter.
Traveller Series #1 was kindly supported by Apex Marine. Contact Brent (Mully) for any of your marine insurance needs. Mully is the owner and mainsheet hand on SMAK and will be more than happy to help you out.and 114
Class owners membership for 1st Mar 2020 to 28th Feb 2021 are now due.
Full membership ($75.00) is linked to the boat owner. Full membership provides voting rights and is a prerequisite for regatta entry.
Associate membership is also available for non owners who may wish to enter a boat into the National Championship.
Please use the "Class Owners Assn Membership Form" to complete your membership.
2020 NZ Elliott 5.9 National Championship
Sandspit 11 - 13 September
NOR and entries now open. Entry form is included in NOR. Please use the following link to access NOR and entry form:
2020 E5.9 Nationals NOR Amended
2020 Traveller Series
2020 Traveller Series
#1 Opua June 20 - 21
#2 Marsden Cove July 18 - 19
#3 Bucklands Beach August 15 - 16 August
#4 Sandspit September 11 - 13 (in conjunction with Nationals)
#5 Omaha – October 10 - 11
Traveller Series entries are now open. Please use the following link to enter:
2020 E5.9 Traveller Series
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.
The class is currently relocating the class moulds with the intention of building more new boats. 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.
E5.9 Class Sponsors
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