Bill has over 54 years of Yachting experience. He received a U. S. Navy Diploma from the Department of the Navy at the age of 16 for passing sailing, navigation and seamanship classes at Culver Honor Naval School.
He has raced extensively in One Design and Offshore sailboats, qualifying and or sailing in five North American Lightning Championships and was Commodore of his District Fleets. He was been a representative of Shore Sails and raced on One Tonner’s in SORC in the 1980’s. Additionally he has raced Hobbie 33’s winning the first Hobbie Winter Nationals. Raced New York 36’s, J-24s, Islander 40 in the Great Lakes and Florida along with many other sailing activities.
He currently is racing his Etchells One Design Class Yacht out of Miami. One of his most memorable events was a pick-up match race against Ted Kennedy in Palm Beach in 1973. Bill remembers “we were sailing a 50-foot Ted Hood boat built by Frans Maas “The Joy III”. We won the race.”.
His Power experience includes Rybovich, Huckins, Hatteras and Trumpy, Feadship, Trawlers and Downeast Yachts.
Bill started sailing and cursing in the Bahamas in 1972 when the Out Islands were still the Out Islands and the book “Out Island Dr.” was truly the way it was. He went on to sail the B.V.I., Belize and many other places.
Rather if it's sitting on the dock for hours studying hull shapes, new sail designs, long range cruising or imagining the best yacht for its given purpose Bill Has always been a Yachtsman and looks forward to meeting kindred souls and using his skills helping them find their perfect yacht. He follows his lifelong passion for sailing and yachting.