Infomation and Updates about the Elliott 5.9
28 March 2020
Dates for Marsden Cove Traveller Series amended
The dates for Marsden Cove Traveller Series have been changed to 18 - 19 July 2020 to avoid a clash with other vents that would impact on participation at this event.
20 March 2020
Traveller Series #1 Postponed
Apex Marine and General Insurance - Traveller Series #1
Traveller Series #1
April 4-5 2020 at Napier Sailing Club.
Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, this regatta has now been postponed. While we had good interest in the event and many boats were happy to attend and work within the guidelines, the E5.9 Assn noted that most if not all other regattas are either been postponed or cancelled. As a class, we would also like to be doing our bit to limit social contact. As well, a number of yacht clubs are now ceasing all on and off water activity and the E5.9 Assn felt that the prudent action to take is to postpone the event.
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.
Traveller Series #1 - Napier 4 - 5 April 2020
Sponsored by Apex Marine and General
The Sailing Instructions for this event are now available.
In particular please note 1.4 and 18.1
1.4 - Requires the wearing of life jackets to meet local bylaws
18.1 - Sign in sign out requirement.
Traveller Series #1 - Napier - Sailing Instructions
2020 NZ Elliott 5.9 National Championship
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
2020 Traveller Series
Entries are now open. Please use the following link to enter:
2020 E5.9 Traveller Series
2020 New Zealand Elliott 5.9 National Championship
Sandspit Yacht Club 21st --24th May 2020
2020 Traveller Series
#1 - Napier Sailing Club 4 - 5 April 2020
#2 - Opua Cruising Club 20 - 21 June 2020
#3 - Marsden Cove 18 - 19 July 2020
#4 - TBC
#5 - Omaha - Dates TBC
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.