Kame Richards is a sailmaker and sail designer at Pineapple Sails which he co-founded in 1973. Pineapple Sails makes both racing and cruising sails, to exacting standards. Every step of the manufacturing process takes place in Alameda, California.
Kame’s racing experience covers San Francisco Bay, the California Coast, 9 Hawaii races, 8 Mexico races, as well as races in the Great Lakes, Florida, Texas, and Europe. He has cruised in Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.
Kame attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Geophysics.
Photo credit: Stephen Buckingham