Bill Petersen / California Yacht Sales Agent

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ABOUT BILL

A Southern California native, Bill has been involved in yachting for 45+ years. A past Commodore of the California Yacht Club, Bill has a strong involvement with the local yachting community. Spending 20 years as a sailmaker, Bill has sailed the major ocean races in the world. He was the sailmaker and mainsheet trimmer for "Stars & Stripes" in the victorious 1987 "Americas Cup" in Perth, Australia.

Cruising has not been left out of Bill's resume, under power and sail in Southern California, East Coast, Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and the Mediterranean. Bill has owned many power and sailboats and has a vast knowledge of both.

Career Highlights

  • Sailmaker, world class sailor and racer
  • Crew member and sailmaker, 1987 America's Cup Winner "Stars & Stripes"
  • Cal Yacht Club member, and Commodore 2007
  • Santa Monica Bay Sailing Foundation, Board of Directors member
  • Top brokerage producer 2007 for H&S Yacht Sales
 

Sailing/Racing Experience

  • Started sailing age 10
  • Father owned Naples Sabot, P-28, Cal 30, Cal 3-30
  • Yacht Clubs past and present CBYC, CCC, PMYC, SDYC, CYC
  • Age 18 Coast Guard Coastal Navigation Course
  • Age 22 Won PHRF Championships
  • Sailmaker for 21 years 1969-1990
  • 44 Coastal Mexican races including Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Ixtapa, and Acapulco
  • 5 Puerta Vallarta races
  • 2 Acapulco
  • 15 Ensenada races
  • 8 MEXORC
  • 7 Cabo San Lucas races
  • 4 MORC Internationals
  • 18 SF Big Boat Series
  • 2 Fastnet
  • 2 Sidney Hobart
  • Middle Sea Race
  • Mediterranean Championships
  • Swiftsure Race
  • Cowes Race Week (Admiral's Cup)
  • 3 SORC
  • 5 Transpac
  • 2 Around State Hawaii
  • 5 Congressional Cups
  • ¼ Ton NA’s and Worlds
  • 3 One-Ton NA’s and Worlds
  • Key West Race Week
  • 8 Cal Cups
  • Americas Cup 87 “Stars & Stripes” Dennis Connor Sailmaker/Mainsheet Trimmer
  • Olympic Trials Soling
  • Indoor Olympic Pool Match Race Series
  • 6 Meter Worlds
  • Cruised Mexico Baja, Mainland
  • Cruised Mediterranean
  • Cruised Great Bearer Reef Australia
  • Cruised British Virgin Islands
  • Cruised Islands of Tahiti
  • Cruised Pacific Northwest
  • Cruised So. California
  • Owned 34’ Express Cruiser (power) Own L Davidson 28’ Twin Outboard Custom Power
  • Owned Frers 33’ Racer Cruiser
  • Skipper Martin 242 one design
  • Sabot Class Commodore 2001
  • CYC Port Captain 2001
  • CYC Fleet Captain 2002
  • CYC Rear Commodore 2003
  • CYC Vice Commodore 2004
  • CYC Commodore 2005
 

Partial List of Boats Skippered or Crewed

  • Suivez Moi: P-28
  • Seagate: McKinna 48
  • El Tigre: Cal 30
  • Arrivadrche: Carver 36
  • El Tigre II: Cal 330
  • BOAT: Wellcraft 34
  • Holiday II: Cal 40
  • Baccannal: Mull ¾ Ton
  • Cielo: Navigator 44
  • Shock Wave: Davidson 44
  • Fin Chaser: Albin 29
  • Inca: S&S 44
  • Storm: L. Davidson
  • Moody Blue: Farr 1 Ton
  • Illusion: Petersen 44
  • No Illusion: Swan 44
  • Holua: Santa Cruz 70
  • Grand Illusion: Santa Cruz 70
  • Pyewacket: NM 70
  • Pyewacket II: Santa Cruz 70
  • Pyewacket III: RP 70
  • Pyewacket IV: RP 90
  • Shamrock: F&C 44
  • Ya Turko: Columbia 50 Yawl
  • Ya Turko: Petersen 42
  • Serious II: 80’ M Boat
  • Terral: Cal 40
  • Terral II: Ranger 37
  • Terral III: Peterson 43
  • Reliance: NM 40
  • Antagonist: Choate 40
  • Attorrante: 48’ Cal 32
  • WeBe: Capri 30
  • Lizzie B: G&S 27
  • Boston: S2 9.7
  • Aura: S&S 40
  • Apollo: Miller 65
  • Ballyhoo: Miller 70
  • Bright Star: Ericson 36
  • Windward Passage: Gurney 70
  • Temptress: Farr 40
  • Checkmate: Peterson 50
  • Pendragon: Davidson 1 Ton
  • Pendragon III: Davidson 44
  • Pendragon IV: Davidson 53
  • Pendragon VI: Davidson 70
  • Guinevere: Gurney 45
  • Duck Soup: Rogers ¼ Ton
  • Robin: Hood 1 Ton
  • Cloe: Carter 1 Ton
  • America Jane: S&S 1 Ton
  • Liberty: 12 Meter
  • Stars & Stripes: 12 Meter
  • Trollycar: Martin 242
  • Alarife: Kiwi 40
  • Aranji: Lapworth 48
  • Aoranji: Lapworth 50
  • Chubasco: S&S 65
  • Habanero: Farr 30
  • Naos: Beneteau First 40
  • Flash Packet: Beneteau First 40.7
 


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