Chief Operations Officer
Bill started sailing in San Francisco Bay over 40 years ago while working in the supply chain business. He wanted to have something to take his mind off work, so he took sailing lessons in Santa Cruz and was immediately hooked.
Over the years, Bill was active in the sailing community from racing on the Bay to being a Founding Member and first Commodore of a local yacht club. He moved from San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands, back to San Francisco, to Washington state to Massachusetts, and, finally back to the Bay area - enjoying sailing in each location.
In 2006, Bill came to Modern Sailing to earn his U.S. Coast Guard OUPV License, followed by a 100-Ton Master’s License. In 2008, he decided to turn his passion for sailing into a new career – first as a captain on sailboats doing tours of the Bay and finally becoming an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor.
Bill now oversees operations at Modern Sailing, Sausalito and Inspire Sailing, Berkeley. He also serves as School Director at both clubs. An instructor at heart, he continues to enjoy helping students reach their sailing goals by regularly teaching ASA courses, ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics, and US Coast Guard Captains License Courses.
- ASA Certified: Instructor Evaluator (211) Basic Keelboat (201), Basic Coastal Cruising (203), Bareboat Cruising (204), Coastal Navigation (205, Advance Coastal Cruising (206), Cruising Catamaran (214) and Docking Endorsement (218)
- Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credential Master 100 Ton License