Pacer Information

The Pacer is a 3.8m one design sloop rigged family dinghy, complete with spinnaker. The Pacer is the ideal performance family yacht, it has a lightweight hull, capable of high planing speed. Its wide beam and not excessive amount of sail allows this performance to be had by husband/wife or parent/child. It is safe and stable as well as being one of the most attractive yachts on the water.

Pacers are easily built using the stitch and glue method, assisted by a jig to create an accurate hull shape. It can also be purchased in low maintenance fibreglass. The Pacer is light enough for two people to lift and may be car-topped for transportation.

Many clubs and sailing schools use Pacers as their training fleets, they are ideal for beginners and experienced alike and are sailed by all ages. They may be rowed or fitted with a small outboard motor, a great family all-rounder.

Pacers are used for the "Epiglass Australian Secondary School Teams Racing Championships" the "Australian University Games Team Racing" and the "Australian F1 Grand Prix Interschool Challenge Teams Racing".

Length overall 3.8m
Beam 1.5m
Mast height 5.6m
Minimum Hull Weight 59kg
Sail Area Mainsail 6.0m2
Jib 1.9m2
Spinnaker 7.4m2