On, Vixen! PHOTO: MARIAH’S EYES PHOTOGRAPHY (510) 864-1144
It all started when Linda Kibler decided to give her husband, Steve, a spinnaker for Christmas a few years ago. The Kiblers were restoring a classic 1904 Custom yawl, Vixen, and at the time the restoration was nearing completion. Steve was certainly pleased with the thought of the new spinnaker for Vixen – and a new main and a new mizzen and a new selftacking jib. So he added to Linda’s sail order and, after careful measurements were taken, the boat had a new suit of Pineapple Sails. This year Vixen won her division in the Master Mariners Regatta, an event sailed on San Francisco Bay that was started in the late 1800’s and revived for these great old classics in the 1960’s.
Vixen is unique, a real labor of love for Steve and Linda.
We feel the same about every sail we make. We invite you to come by the Pineapple Sails loft to see sails being made right here in Alameda and to meet the folks making them. Whether your boat is new, over 100 years old, or somewhere in between, we build all our sails – your sails – with the same care and expertise.
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Sails in need of repair may be dropped off at: West Marine in Oakland, Alameda, or Richmond; or Svendsen’s in Alameda.
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The August 2009 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.