About

The Queensland Pacer Association has been formed to provide an ongoing basis for state and national level competition in Pacers, for Queensland sailors. Pacer racing has been instrumental in the development of sailing talent in Queensland, through teams racing competitions and school and club based training programs.

Pacer Queensland allows sailors to compete in accredited fleet racing championships at state level, and provides a link to the already established Victorian fleet, and to the national body, Pacer Australia. The Queensland pacer fleet has been growing rapidly over the past few years, and this association aims to facilitate further growth, and encourage sailors of all ages to develop their skills sailing these rewarding and versatile boats.

The Queensland Pacer Association has been formed to provide an ongoing basis for state and national level competition in Pacers, for Queensland sailors. Pacer racing has been instrumental in the development of sailing talent in Queensland, through teams racing competitions and school and club based training programs.

Pacer Queensland allows sailors to compete in accredited fleet racing championships at state level, and provides a link to the already established Victorian fleet, and to the national body, Pacer Australia. The Queensland pacer fleet has been growing rapidly over the past few years, and this association aims to facilitate further growth, and encourage sailors of all ages to develop their skills sailing these rewarding and versatile boats.

Pacer Racing

team-2The class is spread through all states and territories of Australia and many State/Territory Yachting Associations, clubs and schools have fleets of Pacers that they use for top level team racing competition. The boat is also suitable to be used for weekend club racing and ‘learn to sail’ programs.

“Whilst we cannot dictate to clubs and schools what equipment they should buy, we would strongly encourage them to go with the Pacer. This ensures a national consistency and makes it easier for the kids when they travel interstate for National events.” commented Jacqueline Ellis, Operations Manager who is responsible for managing AYF events. “This ensures a good second hand market for the fleets and it also opens up our options as to which clubs may host the Australian Secondary Schools Team Racing Championship”

The spread and strength of the Pacer being used for youth team racing is a result of the introduction back in 1989 and sponsorship for 12 years of a national school team racing competition by Epiglass (now International Paint). The Pacer was originally chosen for the championship as it was well suited to the weights of school aged sailors and was a sturdy yet high performance boat. Epiglass also initiated and sponsored an Interdominion Schools Team Racing event between Australian and New Zealand in order to develop this discipline of the sport in both countries.