A single parent, he created endless opportunities for his son, who has become an outstanding athlete, sailor, and admirable young man. Chris was also a consummate Cornellian and generously supported numerous university athletic and academic endeavors. With Zack Shulman, he spearheaded the creation of the “Corporate Roundtable”; an integral part of Entrepreneurship at Cornell.
He is loved and will be missed by many. “Sail away TCR!…”
The Star Class was a very big part of Chris' life starting as a youth sailing in the Ithaca fleet, District 12, to sailing on Lake Hopatcong, NJ in July of this year at the Tomahawk Regatta with Bob Krahulik. He also was very proud to have sailed in something like 25-40 consecutive Bacardi Cups. In the Star Class history he is listed in 1998 and 2000 crewing for Ding Schoonmaker, 2001 and 2004 with Jock Kohlhas, 2002 with Bert Collins, 2003 with Rick Peters, 2005, 2012, and 2013 with Joe Bainton, 2006 with Carroll Beek, 2007 with Timothy Seeling, 2008 with Bill Fields, 2009 with John Bainton, in 2011 he skippered with crew Mark Dolan, and crewed in 2014 with Doug Smith.
Chris Rogers and Bill Buchan setting up "Old Faithful", #7260, during the 1992 Worlds at San Francisco, one of the many in which he sailed.
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