Bill grew up sailing Sabots, Finn, Lightnings and Star Class boats in San Diego. Crewing for Don Trask in the Star Class the two won the North American Championships in 1966 and were 3rd in the world championships in 1967. They also placed third in the Star Class US Olympic Trials in 1968. After graduating from San Diego State University, he moved to the bay area where he was Executive VP for Performance Sailcraft Corp,
Bill races a J/105, is a past Commodore of the Tiburon Yacht Club, a past Officer of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco, and is a retired attorney. Bill is also a Director and Officer of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. He is one of the founders of TISC.
Chris is a life-long mariner hailing from the East Coast. Chris has sailed in San Francisco since 1996 with many fleets, but most notable; 11 Meters, 505’s, J/24’s, and Knarr’s. Chris’s pinnacle of success was on the winning J/120 at Key West Race Week in 2004. Chris has been with TISC since 1999 and is also a St Francis Yacht Club Member since 2003.
Dave raced Highlanders, 470s, Lightnings and Snipes in the Midwest and East Coast where he also taught racing, rules and tactics at sailing clubs, Y’s and community boating centers. After Snipes and before rebuilding a ’78 vintage J/24 to race in Marblehead, Dave coached age-group soccer and was a junior high advisor and mission trip chaperone for church youth groups. He and his wife moved to Bristol, Rhode Island a few years ago so they could sail with their grandchildren.
Rolf was one of the founding members of the local Vanguard 15 dinghy fleet, which has been based at TISC since 2000, and he now competes actively in the San Francisco J/105 fleet. He is the current president of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation.