|World renowned championship sailor, boat builder, designer, and icon in the world of multi-hulls. One his best known creations is the international Tornado class, (along with Rodney March), which retained Olympic class status for more than 2 decades. Founder of Sailcraft Ltd. at Brightlingsea, builder of some of the earliest glass fiber offshore cruiser-racer catamarans (designed my Rod Macalpine-Downie) firmly establishing the many benefits as well as the relative safety of this type with a wider sailing public.|
With John Osborn he won the Tornado worlds, European championships as well as the Gold Medal for England in the 1976 Olympics.
He was involved in the development of the C class catamaran, (including the earliest successful use of the solid wing sail) and was 3 time winner of the International C class Challenge, (Little Americas Cup).
He was twice named 'Sailor of the Year' in the UK and was awarded the title 'Member of the British Empire'.