Infomation and Updates about the Elliott 5.9
Updated 9 November 2020
2020 Traveller Series Champions
SMAK - Kevin Peet (helm), Brent Mullan (main) and Beno Costello (bow)
are the 2020 E5.9 Traveller Series Champions
Summer Series and Traveller Series 2021
To complement the existing Traveller Series, the class is looking to develop a summer series. Please scroll down to see initial details under next events.
2021 Traveller Series (April 2021 - Oct 2021)
2020 NZ Elliott 5.9 National Championship
Congratulations to Rough + Reddy (Craig Satterthwaite, Richard Bearda (Bart) and Matt Mitchell) - Elliott 5.9 2020 National Champions.
Full regatta report will be available in the next newsletter due out this week.
Napier Sailing Club Summer Regatta 28th - 29th November.
Taupo - TBC
Wellington? - TBC
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 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
For results and current points table - Traveler Series
Traveller Series entry form - 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
Thanks for your ongoing support
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