Age: 61. Married to Cassie for 41 years, 4 children (3 boys and a girl), 2 grand
Apprenticed as a centre lathe turner moved into mechanical inspection then saw the
light when computing took off in the early eighties and have worked in this area
for the last 27 years.
Occupation: Technical manager in computing at Kingston University for the last 22
years. I will be taking VER(Voluntary Early Retirement in June 2009, Yipee).
I have lived in Chiswick and Brentford for most of my life apart from a short spell
when we lived in Heston and Bletchley.
Tony and Cassie at the 2008 Prize Giving picture by Frank Rainsborough
Hobbies: non active radio ham, woodwork, hashing. I will have a go at most things.
I was heavily involved in model boats when I was first married and attended the first
ever British all electric regatta at Tannhouse pits, Colnbrook and raced in the 100
watt class. Passions: running, I still run around 5 times per week, although I do
not race now I have run 33 Marathons and a few ultras (further than a marathon),
my only claim to fame was winning a 5k and coming 4th in an off road marathon and
now obviously my other passion is sailing.
First tried my hand at sailing on the Med in September 2006 and was immediately hooked,
joined Aquarius in December 2006, soon found out that sailing was not a black art
(except for race rules) and have not looked back since.
Before joining Aquarius I searched the web in the Thames valley area for potential
clubs and none had the friendliness of Aquarius, my first contact was Nigel, he immediately
said that I looked like a sailor (in the nautical sense) and I attended the Cheats
Christmas lunch that year and have never looked back. I do feel honoured to now be
the Aquarius current Commodore and will do my utmost to push the club forward in
the area that best suits it’s members.