I first met Dave in 2015 when I was Chairman of the K1 Class Association. In due course he volunteered to be my Vice Chairman and we got to know each other well, and quickly became good friends.
Dave was forthright, honest and fair – what you saw was what you got – but he was also a diplomatic and tactful professional who possessed a great sense of humour.
He had a wide range of skills and experience in sailing and as Chairman, frequently came up with eminently practical ideas, which the Committee were quick to adopt.
Selfless and quick to recognise the positive characteristics in others and to encourage them to involvement, Dave was a great Ambassador for the Class and I will miss him.
Peter W French