09 Jun 2009
The first batch of the new Elliott 6m keelboats selected as equipment for the Women's Match Racing event at the 2012 Olympic Games have left the boatyard and are on their way to Germany to make their worldwide debut at the sixth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The build of the first eight of the new Elliott 6m designs were completed at McConaghy boats in China and left the yard last month. The boats are being shipped to Hamburg, Germany from where they will be moved to Kiel for Kieler Woche, the penultimate event of the 2008 09 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, taking place from 19 to 24 June. Following on from Kiel, some of the boats will later be transported to Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain for the final event of the World Cup series, the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in September.