Bill Perrin’s boats have been powered by Pineapple
Sails since the early 80’s, beginning with his Hawkfarm, Osprey.
When Bill and his family moved to England,
he chartered a Lightwave 395 and again insisted on Pineapple Sails.
In 1997 he bought an Express 27, shipped her
to England, renamed her Santana in honor of Humphrey Bogart’s classic yacht and had her racing just two
days after she arrived. This year Santana placed first in class in races with such wonderful names
as the Hamble Scramble and the Yarmouth Cup.
And corrected first overall in the 65 mile double-handed Round the Island – the island being the Isle of
Wight – crossing the line third behind an Open 60 and a J125 in a fleet of 156 boats.