|Originally from Marina Del Rey, Bill Herrschaft began sailing as a junior at Santa Monica Yacht Club. He is currently a member of California Yacht Club.
Bill started with North Sails in 1989. He currently specializes in the Santa Cruz 70 (Sled) offshore racing class, blue water cruising boats, local Farr 40’s, and PHRF club racers. In the past Bill was an avid small boat sailor, winning the Coronado 15 Nationals in (1979), Santana 20 Nationals in (1978, 1979), and the MORC Internationals on Lake Ontario in (1983). Bill learned sailmaking by building one design sails in a garage sail loft, racing re-cutting and fine tuning sail shapes himself.
Bill also enjoys hiking and finishing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Recently, he’s taken to road cycling, “I love the technology of how the bikes are made, the carbon frames and lightweight components, it’s addicting!”
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