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gucci femme 17-Mar-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Pacer or 125
I am the President of the Lourdes Hill College Sailing Club and we use both Pacers and 125's. We use the pacers as training boats and use them to progress the girls to sailing 125's in which they then race. The pacers are a bit more forgiving and take more knocking around than 125's and hence more ideal for beginners. As far as sailing enjoyment, I prefer the 125's as they are faster, take more skill to sail and have trapeze and spinnaker. But they require more maintenance. LHC Sailing Club is in Brisbane so if you want more information, please contact us.
Derek Miles17-Mar-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Pacer or 125
Dude just get a 125. It doesn't matter that you're only begining cos you don't have to use the kite or trapese straight away. You're able to progress to them and if your looking at going out for some training in some heavier conditions and you are still not using the trapese all you have to do is depower the boat which in 125's is easy to do.
17-Mar-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Pacer or 125
I have helped train juniors in pacers from our club but am a long term 125er. The comments are generally right in that you could still use a 125 to train in without much greater risk in terms of boat management.

I've had 4 people in both pacers and 125's for training without a handling issue. Both boats have swing foils although the 125 has now allowed dagger rudders too but the swing system simplifys beach approaches and recovery.

The 125 will offer that bit more though as you progress with the spinaker but also the trapeze which pacer's dont have. In the sort of wind speed you will use the trapeze the 125 will be significantly quicker but even without is still marginally quicker than a pacer.

Both are good family oriented boats, both are well priced and have good fleets.

Finally I started sailing in a 125 as a teenager without much skill and I dont recall any major mishaps. I've had five 125's in my time, three of which were oriented to training novice family crews including my wife.

For my money if you want to progress your kids up the skill ladder the 125 has longevity where the pacer is limited.
steve18-Mar-2008    Edit    Delete 

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