Pacer Queensland was formed as the Queensland arm of Pacer Australia for state and national level competition in Pacers. Racing in Pacers has been instrumental in the development of sailing talent in Queensland, through team racing regattas, fleet racing regattas as well as school and club based training programs.
In recent times, Pacer Queensland has expanded to become the Queensland representative of the Australian Team Sailing Association (ATSA), administering and running the Queensland State Team Racing Championships in addition to the annual Pacer regattas.
As an association, our we aim to facilitate growth in grassroots sailing and provide an avenue for fun and competitive sailing for sailors of all skill levels and experience.
The Pacer is a 3.8m one-design sloop rigged family dinghy sailed both with and without a spinnaker. The Jack Holt-designed boat and has proved itself to be a capable vessel for both families and racing youths, owning to its high planing speed yet manageable sail area.
In Australia, the Pacer has found its niche as the team racing boat of choice and is almost ubiquitous in schools’ and universities’ training fleets.
Currently they are raced throughout the country in both fleet racing regattas and team racing regattas, including the Australian School Team Racing Championships and the Australian University Games held annually.