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Regatta: 50th Bullship Race
Date: April 26, 2003
Location: Sausalito
Contact Person: Pat Nelson (415) 506-0255
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Results, 50th Annual Bullship Race, 2003

Place Skipper Sail No. Trophy candidates Wins
1 Rufas Sjoberg 1420 MV
2 Jim Warfield 11650 LMSC ****
3 Gordon Nash Jr. 11500
4 Tom Burden 599
5 John Amen 11666 LMSC
6 Mat Johnson 11806
7 Paul Tara 11827 MV
8 Vickie Gilmour 11714 LMSC, Woman *
9 Michael Quinn 11857 MV
10 Skip Shapiro 11767
11 Aad Rommelse 11453 First Woody *
12 Dan Mills 11803 MV
13 Nancy Farnum 9971 Woman **
14 Dennis Silva 11800 LMSC ***
15 Hill Blackett 11761 MV
16 Mark Lindow 10777 MV
17 John Pacholski 10436 MV
18 Nick Nash 11515
19 Tim Armstrong 477 MV
20 Walt Andrews 11745 LMSC ***
21 Paul Zander 5958 HPSC
22 Mark Breen 11511 Tail ender
23 Ann Lewis 5756
24 John Hege 11534 LMSC
25 Ronald Bisio 11200
26 Robert Hrubes 11391 LMSC
27 John Dukat 10518
28 Ray Torok 11711
29 Holland Hodges 1953
30 Don Jesberg 11855
31 Jerry Sachnoff 11552 Far Away
32 Lauren Durfee 11258
33 Pete Blasberg 11401 El Viejo
34 Steve Volk 8319
35 Shirley Foote 8888 MV, Woman
36 Bill Cabrall 10047
37 Malcolm Wilson 10540 HPSC
38 Arnie Quan 8200 *
39 Steve Jones 11517
40 Peter Detwiler 11620 MV
41 Bruce Heckman 9779 MV
42 Larry Burton 10731 MV
43 Steve Lewis 11631 MV
44 Richard Paulsen 9999
45 Larry Schmidt 11380
46 Morie Oberg 10934 MV
47 Mike Dias 10809 LMSC
48 Pat Nelson 5323 LMSC, Woman
49 Michael Gregory 6610 LMSC
50 Greg Goodman 1650 MV
51 Matt McQueen 71511 MV
52 Kit Stycket 11747 Woman
53 Christopher Nash 11505
54 Andrew Minkwitz 11
55 Fred Paxton 11649
56 Robert Hanford 10356
57 Bruce Stevens 7615
58 Scott Owens 7708
59 John Gilmour 11647 LMSC
60 Duncan Carter 3899 LMSC
61 Bruce Bradfute 11746
62 Jim Bradley 11416
63 Jeff Breen 115171
64 Ed Hewitt 11824 MV
65 Joseph Altmann 11759
66 Dion Poupeney 7148
67 Tim Stapleton 9992 MV DNF
68 Mike Hockin 11815 LMSC DNS
69 Greg Morrill 11770 DNS
70 Tom Boulger 11593 DNS

Bullship Turns 50

It doesn't matter if you're doing the 50th anniversary edition of the Bullship, at some point–generally about half way across: you forget all your nervousness, put all those wacko thoughts about getting run down by the Exxon Valdez, or capsizing or getting flushed to the Farallons and you start to relax a little, lean back to the extent an El Toro will let you, sort of put sail trim on automatic, forget you're DFL, or you're not gonna get a sweatshirt and perk up, look around, just drink up being in the middle of San Francisco Bay in brilliant sunshine smile and say something like, "This is an incredible sail!"

For winner Rufus Sjoberg it had to be an incredible day. First in a 70 boat fleet -loaded with talent and hot new boats. Although an experienced Toro sailor, this was Rufus' first Bullship -his boom along with a bunch of other maiden voyagers sported a different colored ribbon. He got a great start. Picked the tactically right way to go: the rhumbline. Made it first to the new breeze of Yellow Bluffs. And held off such Toro stalwarts as Jim Warfield and class President Gordy Nash. Warfield's probably won his first of four Bullships long before Rufus was ever born. He is the unquestioned master of the light air. And this 6-10 breeze was his kind of stuff.

In spite of the all the graybeards in the fleet, there was a bit of youth movement. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. Among them in a borrowed sinker with a pastel-paneled sail (Sailmaker John Amen called it "Barbie" sail. ["El Toro" Barbie that's much better than Waterski Barbie but doesn't quite have the cachet of "AC" Barbie or "Whitbread" Barbie]) was first time voyager Lauren Durfee not that this seasoned 29er, graduate of the RYC Junior program and daughter of the royal Purple (i.e. a Flag's daughter) could ever been seen as lacking skill or dedication or competitiveness. Lauren's dad, Les, from his vantage point in "007" must have been pleased to see her finsih in the top half of the fleet. Daddy Durfee was able to skipper a cowship, thanks to a grant from the RYC Foundation which funded two of the club's whalers as cow ships. For those who didn't do well,. excuses abounded. "I went the wrong way, and I went slow the wrong way." was one apologist who also "went higher than everyone."

At the awards over Irish Coffee in the St. FYC north parking lot, a little El Toro history was explained. The event was originally a match race. Two Toros sailed over from Sausalito. IN Saucy San Francisco Style one of the sponsors was Tempest Storm, an entertainer with good assets. Vickie Gilmour worked overtime and then the hoot owl silkscreening the top third's sweat shirts. Because of ink troubles and even after a week of in the Junior room they were only just barely dry. Like any event with a long history, a ton of trophies were awarded. Once again the aforementioned Gilmour was first woman at 8th place, and she was also ahead of last years almost winner husband, John. In this fleet there's official last place which is last in the first third and last in the standings. Also finishing ahead of her husband, Ann Lewis was first in the middle third -that means no sweatshirt, and no bulls tail. She had an exciting encounter with a pod of six kayaks smack dab in the middle of the bay. A brief rules discussion ensued but the no rules appeared to be transgressed.

 

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A.B.R.A.

FUNDADORES - 1953

Sr. Pedro Newell
Sr. Carlos O'Gara
Sr. Lino Pera 

OFICIALES - 2003 

Gran Almiranta de la Regata

PAT NELSON 

Almirantes de los Barco-Toros

FRAN DEFAYMOREAU
VICTOR SEGALO
ISABEL SEGALO
ARNOLDO QUAN
RUTH SUZUKI
 

Almirante de las Barca-Vacas

PEDRO LISMERO 

Vicealmirantes y Vigilantes

de los Vientos

JUAN AMENO
VICKI GILMOUR
JUAN SELBACHO
KARINA SELBACHO
RON LOCKE
 

Jefa de Boom Boom

ISABEL SEGALO 

Tesorero

ARNOLDO QUAN 

Registradora

PAT NELSON 

Propagandista

TONI RICARDO-HIJO 

Maestro de Toro Mercado

GARIO HARTSOCK 

Presentadores de los Trofeos

VICKI Y GARIO
AUSTIN GIBBON
 

Indicador de las Resultas

GARIO HARTSOCK 

Inspectoras de los Aparatos

MARGARITA DARNALL

PAT NELSON
GARIO HARTSOCK
 

Inspectoras de los Cafe Creditos

MARGARITA DARNALL
VICKI HARTSOCK
TONI RICARDO-HIJO
 

Estadista Jubilado
DUNCAN CARTER
Registrador  21 Años
 

OFICIALES EMERITOS 

Sr. Carlos Ackerman
Sr. W. Scott Cauchois
Sr. Bernabe Conrad
Sr. Gario Gates
Sr. Douglas Johnson
Sr. Carlos Keiser
Sra. Norma Keiser
Sr. Carlos Merrill
Sr. Jorge Martin
Sr. Emmeto Murphy
Sra. Maria Gracia Selbacho
Srta. Tempest Storm
Sr. Rogero E. Towne

 EL AÑO  QUINCUAGÉSIMO

GRAN CONCURSO   BARCO-TORO 

F r e e l y  T r a n s l a t e d :  t h e  F I F T I E T H – B u l l s h i p  R a c e

50th 50th

2003 RACE INSTRUCTIONS

 

DATE:

 

TIME:

 

Saturday, April 26, 2003 

Warning: --------------------------

Preparatory: ----------------------

Start: --------------------------------

 

  new time

 

8:50 a.m. PDT

8:55 a.m. PDT

9:00 a.m. PDT

 

START:

 

 

  

 

 

COURSE:

 

 

FINISH:

 

  

 

 

RULES:

 

  

 

PRIZES:

 

Starting line will be located in the vicinity of the Horizons Restaurant dock in Sausalito.  An International Orange flag on the dock will mark the onshore end of the line.  The Race Committee flag on the committee boat IDONEUS (a white Herreshoff 45-foot ketch) will mark the offshore end of the line, and is to be left to port.  ADDITIONAL detailed starting instructions may be provided when your application is accepted. 

From the starting line in Sausalito, proceed toward San Francisco, leaving Alcatraz to port and the Golden Gate Bridge to starboard.

 

Between two markers, one an International Orange flag placed onshore at the end of the St. Francis Yacht Harbor breakwater, and the other an orange tetrahedron float marked “Bullship Race” in the water easterly from the end of the breakwater.  The float is to be left to port.

 

The SPECIAL BULLSHIP RACE RULES AND INSTRUC-TIONS printed on the reverse side of this page (and any additional starting instructions) MUST BE OBSERVED.  Otherwise, current USSA racing rules apply.

 

Sweatshirts to the top 1/3rd of finishers . . . Lino Pera El Matador Perpetual BS Race Trophy for the 1st boat to finish . . . Monterey Peninsula Herald Professor Toro Perpetual Sirena Award for the 1st woman to finish . . . Joaquin Koepler Memorial Perpetual for 2nd overall to finish . . . Jorge Gutekunst's Ondine Perpetual for the 1st Maiden Voyager to finish . . . El Viejo for the first oldster to cross . . . and many more dispensed in the BS tradition.

 

 

CURRENT INFORMATION APRIL 26, 2003

 

 

SLACK

0523 PDT

 

 

MAXIMUM FLOOD

0819 PDT

2.5 KNOTS

 

SLACK

1049 PDT

 

 

MAXIMUM EBB

1412 PDT

3.4 KNOTS

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Coffee credentials are NOT INCLUDED in the ENTRY FEE.  Please order your coffee tickets in advance and buy a couple for your Cowship.  We want to keep our Cowships happy!  Soft drinks at reasonable prices will also be available on race day from the Inspectoras de los Cafe Creditos.

 

ANNUAL  DINNER  AND  AUCTION  OF  THE  BULLS!! 

BULLSHIP  SKIPPERS . . . COWSHIP  SKIPPERS . . . FAMILIES . . . FRIENDS 

Don't miss the fun of this Bullship Race tradition . . . the food . . . the high finance * 
BY POPULAR DEMAND MOVED TO
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2003 
PRE-RACE PARTY
:  The pre-race party will be held on April 11 at Richmond Yacht Club.  No reservation required.  Dine on your own.  Place your order for hamburger and salad at $7.25, up to filet mignon at $11, or grill your own steak or chicken,

 starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

  Come early and get a copy of the official list of racing skippers, hot off the press.Bullship skippers bring your family and friends to support you!Cowship skippers invite your crew to come and join in the fun!  Get your new Cowship flag! 

(*)  THE AUCTION OF THE BULLS WILL BE OPEN AT 8:00 p.m.and EVERYONE is invited   . . . make up your own team or join one!
SHARE  IN  THE  VICTORY  OF  THE  BULLSHIP  RACE!