Is a well-known Clyde yachtsman and racing owner. He was born in 1866 in Glasgow, and educated at the Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow. He owned as a boy one of the Clyde lugsail boats, which he used as a knockabout craft, and gained valuable experience. In partnership with a friend he purchased the 17-footer Rosalind, and this he used for some time up and down the Clyde. He became a keen racing enthusiast, and bought the 23 – 30 footer Clyde-class boat Cymbeline. This boat was champion of her class in 1902-1903. He next owned the 36-footer Falcon, which he owns at the present time, and has raced consistently in the Solent. Prior to the break up of this class Falcon was champion. He also owns the s.y. Poppy, 19 tons, and is a prominent member of the Yacht Racing Association.
Clubs: Royal Corinthian, Royal Northern, Royal Clyde, Royal Clyde Corinthian, Royal Western of Scotland, Royal Largs, Island Sailing.
Residence: Parkhurst, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield.
Vessels: Rosalind; Cymbeline; Falcon; Poppy