The Pelican is 2.9 metres in length, constructed of either wood or fibreglass, with either aluminium or wooden spars. The gaff-rig sail configuration, combining mainsail and spinnaker, gives young sailors a boat that is easy to handle, whilst at the same time teaching the fundamentals of sailing.

The Pelican can be sailed by junior sailorsĀ from 8 to 16 although the latter age group may be restricted by physical size rather than age. Pelicans can be a great two-person option as a transition boat between Optimist Green Fleet and open classes.


WA Pelican Sailing Association