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Elliott 5.9 Class Association

Serious fun! Syndicate and sail with two of your mates - no rail meat - everyone has a job. Boats available from approx $NZD 8,000 upwards. Spend 5 weekends away with the North Island Traveller Series.

Mission

Promotion of seriously fun class racing with a social twist!

Overview

The Elliott 5.9 was designed by Greg Elliott and was first released in 1983. Conceived as a a club trainer cum match racer, 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 required for match racing. 

The boats have been popular in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. They have featured in many of the youth training schemes including the RNZYS, and RPNYC, the breeding ground for some of the worlds top sailors. They have also been the boat of choice for the International Youth Match Racing Championships.

The New Zealand racing scene is strong, and showing a resurgence, with regular racing in the main centers of the North Island on weeknights in summer, as well as the highly popular Appleton Estate Rum Travelers Series. These regattas attract fields of over twenty boats. The racing format for these events and nationals is windward leewards. They attract top sailors and the racing is hotly contested. Off the water the Class Association is well organized and very helpful. 

In early 2005 the latest Elliott 5.9 came out of the mould, which are now owned by the active class association

 

Category:
Region:
Wellington
Usual Sailing Waters:
Marsden Cove Whangarei
Postal Address:

PO Box 54198
The Marina
AUCKLAND 2144
New Zealand

Committee/Staff
Name:
Jan Funnell
Role:
Treasurer
Email:
jan@switchpro.co.nz
Mobile:
Name:
Keith Hogan
Role:
President
Email:
keithhogan@xtra.co.nz
Name:
Dave Cochran
Role:
Measurer
Email:
daveandpatcochran@xtra.co.nz
Mobile:
Name:
Simon Manning
Role:
Racing Secretary,
Secretary
Email:
boatworksnz@gmail.com
Mobile: