SAILOR, AUTHOR, HISTORIAN
Long time sailing enthusiast and sailor, has enjoyed the serenity of cruising and has experienced the thrill of racing. Has had considerable offshore sailing experiences,
Completed a major data base of Schooner Days on the Great Lakes used by the major marine museums of Ontario and marine researchers. It is available on the internet.
Has been a contributor of articles and stories on sailing to many sailing magazines over the years. Currently a regular contributing editor to "Ontario Sailor".
Past District Governor, Lions International
Chair and leader of Independence Afloat Sailing School (13 years)
Director Canadian College Bowl (Vanier Cup) 13 years.
Past President Canadian Hearing Society
Past Skipper of Shellback club Toronto.
Past Chairman of the Mariner's Park Museum, South Bay Ontario,
Past Chairman of the Prince Edward County Museum Board,
Founding member Friends of Main Duck.
Canadas Yachtsman of the Year, 2002
Recipient of the Queens Jubilee Medal.
Bob and Mandy are Honourary Life Members of the Whitby Yacht Club.
Author of several books and papers about the sailing vessels, mostly schooners and yachts, that have sailed the Great Lakes; their builders; the people who have sailed them; and the ports to which they have sailed during the developmental years of central North America, from the very early 1800s to the early days of the 20th century."