Photo by J. H. Peterson
Ad for February 1996
The Pitcairn family - Andrew and Alex, son
Mark and daughter Emma - is a sailing family. They race and cruise Pegasus, their F-27 trimaran,
every chance they get.
Andrew and Alex share duties as skipper, often
racing double-handed. 12-year-old Mark gets the best starts, according to Dad, drawing on several years
of dinghy experience in the Bay's best junior programs. And wheelchair-bound Emma, age 15, delights in
spending an afternoon on the kind of stable platform only a multihull can provide.
The Pitcairns and Pegasus, current
champion of the multihull division of the Yacht Racing Association, are an excellent test of the speed
and durability of their equipment. So it comes as no surprise that they chose Pineapple Sails to give
them their competitive edge. Their Kevlar main was new for 1995. The Kevlar furling jib has two seasons
to its credit and "still looks like new."