Infomation about the Elliott 5.9
3 April 2019 - Omaha Regatta dates added - 9-10 Nov 2019
1 April 2019 - 2019 Membership and Traveler Series Entry form Here
11 March 2019 - Taupo Regatta, 6-7 April, Sailing Instructions (click here)
4 March 2019 - Nationals and Updated Traveler Series Dates:
A. 2019 Elliott 5.9 Nationals - Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions posted on http://www.napiersailingclub.org.nz/ - Enter now! Sailing 10 to 12th, prize-giving Saturday night. Click here for the Social Programme. Entries close 9 April.
B. 2019 Traveler Series and Nationals Dates - Some are still TBC
1. Taupo 6 -7th April
2. Nationals 9 -12th May Napier (not part of Traveler Series)
3. Rotorua 29- 30th June
4. Marsden Cove 17 -18th August
5. Opua TBC
6. Omaha 9-10 November
- Events 1 -3 make up North Island Championships.
- Event 6 will be prize giving for 2019 traveller series
20 Oct 2018
2017 Update of Class Rules document loaded here
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.