William Hodder graduated in Commerce from the University of Melbourne in 1968. During his years at university he captained the yachting team to a national championship.
He has had a lifetime interest in sailing and yachting, competing world wide in numerous national and international regattas, ocean racing and match racing events.
In 1992 he was a member of the Australian Team at the Barcelona Olympic Games, as helmsman in the 3 Man Soling Class.
As well as his sporting life Bill pursued a career in stockbroking in London and Melbourne, and later became involved in the printing industry. He is currently farming in northern Victoria.