It is with great sadness ISAF reports the death of Darren Dunkley-Smith (AUS), age 50.
Darren Dunkley-Smith was part of the ISAF Centreboard Committee and Sail Rankings Sub-Committee from 1999-04. He was then appointed to the ISAF Equipment Committee, ISAF Classes Committee in 2004 whilst continuing his role in the Sail Rankings Sub-Committee.
Alongside his work for ISAF Darren Dunkley-Smith was the President and driving force of the 470 Class Association in Australia and travelled extensively with his wife Addy and their children as she campaigned around the world with her sailing partner Jeni Lidgett.
Although he was not a 470 sailor himself his drive and enthusiasm led him towards the Vice-President role of the International Class Association and subsequently he became President in November 2002, serving until 2005 when ill health prevented him from continuing in the role he loved so much.
Most recently Darren had made it to Base Cape at Mt Everest. He is survived by Addy and their three children Josh, Addy Jnr and Connie. Their family's Olympic involvement continues as Joshua Dunkley-Smith will represent Australia at the London Olympics in rowing in the men's fours.
ISAF extends our sincere sympathy and condolences to his family.