photo: Diane Beeston
Ad for July 1982
The Jensen family spends much time sailing.
They find sailing an inspiring recreation in which the family can participate together, and among the
most rewarding of family duties.
The Jensens have owned their Cal 39 Sangvind for
more than ten years, and while the boat had not changed much, the family had.
With the enlarged and strengthened crew and
recognizing that they had put a good number of TransPacific and Mexican ocean races under their belts,
the Jensens decided to get a new boat.
Deciding on a new boat is quite a project
in any democracy, be it a political or a domestic one. The new boat would have to be durable, since they
would expect to own her for at least ten years, like the Cal 39 she must be a suitable family boat, and
she must be enjoyable to race on the long ocean races.
should be fast and fun to sail, while also being suitable for a few weeks in the Delta. After much contemplation
and discussion it was agreed upon to have a 48-foot boat built to the design of Bruce Farr.
And so the new Sangvind is born.
The Jensens already had a sailmaking relationship
with Pineapple Sails through the old boat; they recognized the deep quality of the expertise which
is so readily available from their loft, and realized that the new boat would benefit immeasurably
from their professional capability.
Pineapple Sails is proud to be selected
by the Jensen family as the sailmaker for Sangvind, and we wish the Jensen family fair and fast