|Hull weight||130 pounds (59 kg)|
|LWL||12 feet (3.7 m)|
|Beam||4.9 feet (1.5 m)|
|Mast length||19 feet (5.8 m)|
|Mainsail area||65 square feet (6.0 m2)|
|Jib/genoa area||20 square feet (1.9 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||80 square feet (7.4 m2)|
The Pacer class of sailing dinghy, formerly known as the Puffin Pacer, was designed in the United Kingdom by Jack Holt. It was commissioned by Puffin Paints and Glues to be designed as yacht for use by families, so needing to be larger than their earlier Puffin dinghy. It has since become a popular learning and racing dinghy in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, India and the UK. The name was changed in the UK early 1970s, although Australia continued to use the name until 1989, when they followed the UK in dropping the "puffin" and chose the wedge-tailed shearwater as the boat's symbol.
- "History of the Pacer Class". pacersailing.org.au. Pacer Sailing Australia. Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- "The Pacer". YACHTe. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- "The RYA Portsmouth Yardstick Number List for 2004" (PDF). Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
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