sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Slam Dunk wins first regatta in 2011 E5.9 Traveller Series

Slam Dunk wins first regatta in 2011 E5.9 Traveller Series

'Slam Dunk and Sub60 - 1st and 5th at 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs'    E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill    Click Here to view large photo

Slam Dunk (Cameron Horne - RAYC, Auckland) won the 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs, the first event in the 2011 E5.9 North Island Traveller Series.

Hosted by Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and sailed in conjunction with the SR26 and Magic 25 Nationals, the regatta was notable for a weekend of brilliant weather, light winds, competitive racing and the return to the circuit after an absence of 4 years of The Blurr.

Cam Horne showed his experience in the class to take a solid win after 8 races. Also featuring strongly were overnight leader The Blurr (RAYC/BBYC Auckland), helmed by last minute stand-in skipper Des Davis, which finished second overall.

Frivolous Fish - 6th at 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs -  E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill   Click Here to view large photo

Zoot Allures (Dave Cochran, OYC, Whangerei) finished third behind Slam Dunk and The Blurr. Brzo (Gillian Williams, Auckland) was fourth and Sub 60 (Stu Clark, BBYC, Auckland) was fifth overall. These 5 boats all featured in the close racing over the weekend. The class of Slam Dunk was evident in the final results as they won the final two heats to take the title.

The class is notable for the longevity of the boats and as one of the very first E5.9's built, The Blurr has been relaunched after sitting idle in a Karaka shed for 4 years. New owners Simon Manning and Andy Robertson normally race Voodoo, the current National Champion. However with Voodoo increasingly in need of a renovation, Team Voodoo recently purchased and refitted the Blurr and will campaign the boat in 2011.

Brzo - 4th at 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs -  E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill   Click Here to view large photo

The 2011 Traveller Series encompasses regatta in Whangarei (Onerahi YC, 9-10 July), Marsden Cove (27-28 August), Opua (24-25 September) and the North Island Champs in Turangi that counts for double points (19-20 November).

The Elliott 5.9 Class Association operates a website that is in the process of being rebuilt (www.e59.org.nz) and a new Facebook page (www.facebook.com/elliott5.9) that contains details of events, boats for sale and many photos. Several boats for sale are listed as well as gear layout shots.

The Blurr - 2nd at 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs -  E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill   Click Here to view large photo

Slam Dunk - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champions - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs -  E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill   Click Here to view large photo

The E5.9 class provides cheap and close racing combined with strong social activities. - 2011 E5.9 Auckland Champs -  E5.9 Assn/Rob Gill  




by NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82436

4:20 AM Thu 14 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World



























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,










Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT