Ian was always known as the “everything” man, coming to us from the declining North Beach SLSC in 1963, along with others from there, going into the boat arena under Alan White. His fellow crew won Gold at the 1971 Aussies for the A Boat Reserves.

Between 1968 and 1975, he took on a number of administrative roles, mainly in Patrols and Boats.

He was awarded Best Clubman in 1974, but his accolades were achieved when Triggs hosted the 1979 Aussies. Being a “sparky” by trade, Ian’s expertise and energy were invaluable in setting up the electrics at Trigg for the Championships, where he was part of a great team that ensure the success of this carnival.

He was awarded Life Membership in 1987.