HobbiesSquash, Golf, Downhil Skiing.Answering E-mails from sailors usually very bluntly.
Amusing Sporting EpisodeWe were sailing Finns in Puerto Rico when Paul Elvstrom thought his mast was too soft and came into the shore. He jumped out and the surf crashed his boat and broke his leg. That night I went to see him in the hospital and as I walked in he got that unique smile on his face and said: "This morning my mast was too soft and now my leg is toostiff!"
Sporting InjuriesLoss of hair.Typical bad Finn knees from wearing wet sweaters in the 70's.
SuperstitionsI have never met a stupid sailor in my life only sailors who do stupid things.ISAF must continue to govern Sailing so as to ensure "Fair Play" and the integrity of our beloved sport.
Best Sporting AchievementBeing elected President of ISAF.
Sporting RelativesMy daughter, Martha, who crewed for me for ten years in an Albacore has just made the Canadian National Team in the Yngling.
Why This SportI was born on Toronto Island and when I was 8 there was a fleet of Sabot Prams starting up and they asked me if I wouldlike to try it. The rest is history.
Most Influential Person In CareerMy brother John who kept buying me boatswho unfortunately died when he was 25.Then Charlie Bourke the famous Int. 14 designer who also influenced Bruce Kirby, Ian Bruce and Livius Sherwood.
Most Admired PersonBeppe Croce. President of IYRU, who took me under his wing when I first showed up at IYRU thirty years ago.
AmbitionsTo leave ISAF in 2004 having always erred on the side of the sailor.
AwardsCanadian Amateur Sport Hall of Fame 2000Canadian Sailor of the Year 1995Member International Olympic Committee
Non Sailing AchievementManaging the plumbing company such that I could go sailing whenever I wanted.Financing and Building the new RCYC winter club so that sailors could train and socialize all year.