Bill was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Aside from some sunfish exposure as a child, Bill didn't start sailing until he moved to New Orleans when his friends took him out on a Columbia 27 on Lake Ponchartrain. He learned to race in the northeast on a Frers 33, then Mumm 36, then Farr 40, and finally a Club Swan 42 out of Larchmont, NY, Stamford, CT and Jamestown, RI. He still goes back to do Block Island Race Week and used to do Key West Race Week annually. He moved to Park City in 2000 and frequents Bear Lake to sail his Frers. Bill joined Park City Sailing in 2008 and signed his kids up for the junior program. He's been involved ever since.