New Spinnaker up for grabs at Elliott 5.9 Regatta

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Opua Cruising Club, with the support of Kerikeri sailmakers Willis Sails, will host the first Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series Regatta of the 2013-2014 season  in Opua, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, 2013.

This year’s regatta is expected to boast one of the largest class turnouts in recent years. A significant number of entries¬† from Auckland and Tauranga¬† have already committed to travelling to Opua for the event. Provided the Opua fleet turn out in full, it is anticipated there will be in the region of 16 to 20 boats entered in the regatta.

Willis Sails has recently come on board as the main sponsor of the event. As well as putting up the traditional prizes of bottles of rum, Willis Sails director Craig Gurnell has also generously put up a new Elliott 5.9 spinnaker as a ‘spot prize’ for one lucky regatta entrant.

Great racing is expected over the weekend of the regatta, with a number of new crews racing, together with more experienced Elliott 5.9 sailors.

Recently updated (28th April 2013) Notice of Race, Entry Form and Sailing Instructions are now available, and SI’s will also be handed out at the briefing.

The NZ Elliott 5.9 Association also has an active Facebook page, where you can find out more about this growing class.