Sail-World.com  Friday 01 August 2014

Home Graphical | News Text | Powerboat-World | MarineBusiness | Photo Gallery | Powerboat-World | Video Gallery | Cruising | Newsletter Subscription Here | Search Sail-World


sail-world.com -- 2013 E5.9 Traveler Series opener at Opua this weekend

2013 E5.9 Traveler Series opener at Opua this weekend    
Tue, 21 May 2013


This weekend (May 25-26) sees the first event of the 2013 Elliott 5.9 Traveler Series at Opua.

The largest fleet for several years is expected with at least 15 boats and possibly up to 17. In what is a positive sign, the fleet has had to arrange for an extra shared tow line for 2013 in response to the growth in the class for the 2013 series.

One new crew to join the fray is Lambada, newly purchased by former national champion and Aucklander Brent Mullen - sailing with Kevin Peet and Simon Kidd. Brent won the Nationals in 1993 in Collectors Item - which will also be racing at the event as Hogwarts Express (Opua CC).

Winner of the 2012 Opua event and 2013 NZ Champ boat The Blurr has been borrowed by well known Auckland sailors Rick Hackett and Richard Hulston for the weekend, sailing with Ben Costello.


Former ETNZ Camper VO70 Bowman Daryl Wislang from Wellington is sailing with on the returning Voodoo - Daryl returns to the class for the first time since the 2005 Nationals.

In fact the fleet is stacked with well known sailors, including Mike Sanderson and Will Tiller on Icebreaker.

The regatta will comprise up to 12 sprint races over two days.

The Elliott 5.9 Class and Association

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 syndicate boat. The class is relatively low maintenance and is sailed by a crew of 3. No rail meat - everyone has a job! There are active fleets in Opua, Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington, and New Plymouth with boats in other venues like Lyttleton, Nelson and Queenstown.

The Association has undertaken several new initiatives including rule changes designed to improve the competitiveness and longevity of the boats and the supply of standard components as well as commencing a project looking at restarting hull/deck production. It operates a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/elliott5.9) that contains news, details of events, boats for sale and many photos including gear layout shots.

:

by NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Association



Our advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them! (Graphics)
Contact us , ph: +61 2 8006 1873, , fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form. View our Privacy Policy. Photographs are copyright by law, if you wish to use a photograph from www.sail-world.com, please Contact us. [Go Home(Graphics)]
Make sail-world.com Australia my default page.    Make sail-world.com Cruising International my default page.  Make sail-world.com Cruising Australia my default page.  Make sail-world.com Asia my default page.   Make sail-world.com New Zealand my default page.   Make sail-world.com UK my default page.   Make sail-world.com USA my default page.  


Visit another region : Sail-World Australia    Sail-World Cruising International   Sail-World Cruising Australia   Sail-World Asia   Sail-World New Zealand   Sail-World UK   Sail-World USA