It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of Bill Herrschaft. A decades-long friend, I raced against Billy in Sabots way back in the day, and we were friends from then on. Everybody who knew Billy liked him. Such a freaking nice guy and one hell of a good sailor.
When I got hired by Sobstad, Bill was there too and I know we both felt what a great opportunity that was. Sobstad was chock full of great people – Ed and Keith Lorence, Bill Peterson, Mark Baxter, Boo Hanratty, Don Moran, etc. and Billy was most certainly one of them. Always quick with a smile and a quip, he was just very cool.
Always sailing out of Marina Del Rey, Bill went on to do good things with North Sails, and have a stellar racing career as well. He will be missed by so many. He was loved and truly valued for the man that he was.
RIP, Billy. It was an honor to be your friend. –ed. You may share your comments here.