Class History

The Elliott 6 Meter made its Olympic debut in the womens match racing event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Designed by New Zealander Greg Elliott, this brilliant thin-bulbed keel racer is quick-moving, nimble, and physical to sail. The large open-style cockpit ensures flat-out hiking by the three crew. Sail controls are led through a tunnel in the floor to maximize work space. Boats were supplied by regatta organizers leading up to the Olympics, so sailors at all levels could perfect match racing—one-on-one duels of strategy and tactics. A fleet was also provided for the 2012 Olympic competition. one-design_elliott6-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

LOA: 6 M (19.7 ft)
Beam: 2.35 m (7.7 ft)
Draft: 1.66 m (5.5 ft)
Displ: 635 kg (1,400 lb)>
Main: 15.9 sqm (171.2 sq ft)
Jib: 7.7 sqm (82.9 sq ft)
Spinnaker 28 sqm (301.4 sq ft)
Crew: 3
Optimal crew weight: 205 kg (452 lb)

Elliott 6 Meter


Elliott 6 Meter57 mm Carbo Block - 260040 mm Fixed Carbo-265029 mm Carbo Double/Fixed - 38157 mm Ratchamatic Flip Flop - 214457 mm Carbo Cheek -260657 mm  Carbo Cheek - 2606SB CB Track 1 Meter - 2720150 Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 150Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 15057 mm Ratchamatic Flip Flop -2144Aluminum Tiller Extension - 7100.2457 mm Carbo Double -260257 mm Carbo Block w/Becket - 2601Hi-load ball and socket stand-up base - 460 57 mm Carbo Block - 260029 mm Carbo Fixed Stand-up - 34957 mm Carbo Ratchamatic - 2625SB Car Pivoting Toggle - 2735SB Jib Lead Car w/Pinstop - 2750SB low-Beam CB Track w/ Pin Stop holes 3.6mSmall Boat Endstops  - 173

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Topping Lift and Downhaul

Vang, topping lift, and downhaul control lines lead through a covered channel in the center of the boat, keeping the cockpit open and uncluttered.


The spinnaker is trimmed from anywhere in the cockpit via a 57 mm Ratchamatic® Flip-Flop block mounted forward for the middle crew. The Flip-Flop keeps the sheet close to the deck while running forward.

Elliott 6 Meter Mainsheet System57 mm Carbo Block - 260057 mm Carbo Block w/Becket - 260157 mm Carbo Ratchamatic - 262557 mm Carbo Double - 2602High-load Ball and Socket Stand-up Base - 460 Small Boat Car w/Pivoting Toggle - 2735SB Low Beam 1 Meter Track - 2720

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Mainsheet System

This low-profile 5:1 mainsheet system features the load-sensing Carbo Ratchamatic®.

Elliott 6 Meter Vang System57 mm Carbo Block - 260040 mm Carbo Block Fixed - 265029 mm Carbo Block Fixed - 38129 mm Carbo Swivel - 34029 mm Carbo Swivel - 340stainless steel 6 m Bow Shackle - 211029 mm Carbo Fixed - 348

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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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