About Our Class
The Elliott 5.9 emerged in the early 1980’s as a high performing trailer yacht and continues to deliver competitive one design racing in a welcoming fleet of world-class sailors and novices alike. The boats started a revolution with their well-balanced and cost effective design, and quickly become the boat of choice for top club training schemes and a breeding ground for NZ’s America’s Cup, Ocean Race and Olympic champions.
Sailed by a crew of three, the Elliott 5.9 remains a low maintenance sailboat with an efficient single spreader fractional rig, a well-balanced sail plan and practical deck layout. Whether sailing among mixed trailer yachts, sport boat fleets or in a one design setting, the 5.9 is celebrated for its responsiveness and outstanding value.
The Elliott 5.9 Class Association organises an annual series of 5-6 regattas around NZ’s North Island through the winter months, taking advantage of the ease in towing the boats behind a modest vehicle and opportunity for a fun weekend away yachting with friends and family
invited. All of the traveller series events are windward-leeward style one design racing with up to 10 races and a social event in the evening.
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