May 7th 2005
The 34th Annual Bob Mckibben memorial Flight of the Bulls was a success with 15
El Toro's participating. The Flight of the Bulls El Toro race is held every
year, "the-day-before-Mother's-day" rain or shine. This is the second in the 3
series, El Toro long distance marathon races. The Redwood City Corkscrew will
be the third race and will determine the winner of this El Toro Series. A huge
thank you goes to Admiral John Frazier of the Fremont Sailing Club for provided
our safety boat for the event. Greg Morrill and his bride Mary who are also
with the Fremont Sailing Club hosted the event. The day began with a threat of
dark clouds and apparent impending storm. A reverse wind from the south began
the race in light and fluctuation puffs of air. The wind filled in from the
West and the storm front held off to have warm sunny skies. Gordie Nash nailed
the start but he was soon passed by Fred Paxton, who never looked back to win
the event in a little over 3 hours for his second consecutive win in this race.
Gordie Nash held on to finish 2nd with Art Lange finishing 3rd. Vicky Gilmore
finished 1st woman and Patrick Tara finished first junior. Trophies for every
one, Tee shirts, El Toro Pale Ale, and a BBQ finished the afternoon.
1. Fred Paxton
2. Gordie Nash
3. Art Lange
4. John Pacholski
5. Chris Straub
6. Bruce Bradfute
7. Paul Tara
8. Dave Vickland
9. Art Lewis
10. Paul Zander
11. Greg Morrill
12. Pete Blasberg
13. Patrick Tara
14. Vickie Gilmore
15. Paul Flowerman
Flight of the
Bulls, Foster City
This Saturday, May 7th is the Flight of the Bulls in the Foster City
Lagoon. The race course uses almost all of the lagoon. The El Toro Class
is helping to sponsor this regatta! Greg Morrill is "the man" running this
with the blessing from the city of Foster City!
10 AM gathering and registration starts. Skippers meeting at 10:30.
Race starts a 11: am
regatta headquarters will be the public launching ramp
between the two bridges. Ramp located on Foster City Boulevard and Bounty
This is the second race of the EL Toro "Triple Crown" long distance series
and season counter.
please RSVP let Greg know about how many will be there for lunch. The
entry fee includes food!