Overture to Success

photo by John Riise of Lat. 38
Ad for November 1995

Vivace, Bill Riess's Olson 25, approached the last race day of the season in the lead -- by a point and a half! So he knew the competition would be after him (and he hoped he could keep it that way!).

Vivace's full set of Pineapple sails had served Bill well throughout the year, but the Kevlar genoa had been serving him well since October of 1991. There were four midwinter series, four busy summer one-design series and four years of the numerous special races Bill and his crew enjoy so much. With the season championship at stake, he decided a new genoa was key to Vivace's performance.

Vivace finished first in the last race of the year, clinching first place for the season. The new Kevlar genoa was clearly instrumental in writing that score.

Bill Riess regularly sings the praises of Pineapple Sails, for speed, durability and unending service.

You are invited to join the chorus


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