Clubs: Royal Cork Yacht Club; Baltimore Sailing Club.
David was previously on the board of Irish Sailing from 2012-2017.
Sailing Experience: David began sailing in his early twenties and spent over 20 years racing on cruisers, mostly with Ted Crosbie. On occasions he raced Lasers to a modest and unsuccessful standard (his own words!), and crewed on National 18 dinghies, when they were stuck!
He served on various committees of Royal Cork Yacht Club over many years as Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Junior Organiser and Honorary Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, he spent a number of years on the committee of Baltimore Sailing Club.
A Certified National Race Officer, his involvement with Race Management dates from the early 1990’s, and is now his main practical activity within the sport. His experience ranges from numerous Cork Week regattas, Cruiser Leagues; events for 1720s, Impalas, and SB3s; to championships for Mirrors, Lasers, Laser 11, Optimists, Fireballs, National 18s, Heir Island Sloops, 420s, Fevas, and Multi-hulls; to the Irish Sailing Junior and Senior All Ireland Championships; to Inter-Club and Intervarsity Team Racing. In addition to many events in his own two clubs, he has officiated in Kinsale, Dun Laoghaire, Glandore, Crookhaven, and Mayo.
David presently owns a Merry Fisher 605 which gives great flexibility in Cork Harbour and when in Baltimore provides easy access to the islands and beaches around West Cork
Work Experience: With a financial background, David’s career included manufacturing, accounts consultancy, and general management. He retired from his role as CEO of a large healthcare charity in Cork in October 2018.