Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson

California Yacht Broker, Denison Yacht Sales

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    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


    A native of Southern California, Bill has been involved in yachting for over forty five years. Once upon a time Bill was a Commodore of the California Yacht Club and still maintains a strong involvement in the local yachting community. Spending over two decades as a sailmaker he has sailed the major ocean races of the world and was the sailmaker and mainsheet trimmer for the victorious "Stars & Stripes" in the 1987 "America's Cup" held in Perth, Australia.

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