After 14 years of use the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron decided it was
time to replace their very successful Youth Training Fleet of Elliott 5.9s.
Greg Elliott designed the new Elliott 6 incorporating all the desirable
characteristics of the 5.9 but also including the wish list of Coach, Harold
Bennett. Significant improvements on the 5.9 were the open style cockpit
so ideally suited to match racing, the fixed keel and the hard stand trailer.
The boats were to be practically built, in a cost effective manner but
to a high standard. The Elliott 6 performs well on all points of sail,
accelerates quickly and is very easily manouvered.
There are Elliott 6 fleets at the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club - Wellington,
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Sydney, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
LOA 6m DRAFT 1.66m DISPL1 695kg BEAM 2.35m SAIL AREA 25m2
The mainsheet is trimmed through a ratchet block on the deck by the middle
crew member while the helsman controls the traveler. During a tack or gybe,
the middle crew member will travel with the mainsheet under the boom foreward
This method allows the helmsman to put their primary focus on driving
Downwind, the crew dynamic changes to better accomadate the use of the
Spinnaker. The foreward crew member runs the bow and gybes the spinnaker
pole without ever leaving the cockpit. The middle Crew Member trims
the spinnaker sheets as the helsman controls the main while steering.
The Spinnaker sheets runs through a 'tweaker' then to a fairlead through
a cheek block in the stern. It is then lead from the stern to a flip
flop block, which allows the the spinnaker to be trimmed at any angle
in the cockpit.
The double-ended 16:1 vang uses three sizes of Carbo blocks in a cascaded
system that terminates in multi-block system. The control leads to
the middle crew for a powerful purchase with less travel.
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