As mentioned previously, David was introduced to the business of sailing a Norfolk Wherry during holidays on the Broads in the early 1960s. Joining the Norfolk Wherry Trust, David became an active member of this preservation society.
Taught the intricacies of wherry sailing by “Albion”’s professional wherryman-skipper, David quickly became proficient at this almost-forgotten skill.
During the summer, David sailed as Skipper of “Albion” while, during the winter, he organised her refit and maintenance (a generally thankless task).
He was also editor of the Trust’s bi-annual magazine – “The Quant”. David’s wife, Mary, usually accompanied him in these activities, and in addition served as the Trust’s Social Secretary.
David is a life member of the Norfolk Wherry Trust.