Youngsters setting the pace


Picture: Yanni

THERE is no better way to invest in future generations of sailors and get as many members enjoying sailing than to get them into Pacer yachts like those at Mornington Yacht Club.

The club launched six Pacers on 16 February, bought by club members.

The preferred equipment for school and youth team racing, Pacers are a two person centreboard dinghy with three sails: main, jib and spinnaker, however the spinnaker is not used during racing.

The boats are distinctive with their blue sailcloth, with three racing boats having the standard blue jibs and the other three having white jibs as a way of identifying the two teams.

The Pacer is ideal as a learn-to-sail boat with its comfortable seating, simple rigging and an optional high tensile rubber bow for added safety.

The versatility of the design allows for inter-club racing against Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Westernport, Ranelagh and Davey’s Bay yacht clubs, among others.

First published in the Mornington News – 27 February 2018


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