John’s name is synonymous with Boat Racing in Canada and throughout much of the USA. 2010 was the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Boating Federation (CBF). The CBF is Canada’s recognized sanctioning body by the World sanctioning body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) in Monaco. 2012 is the anniversary of the Toronto Outboard Racing Club (TORC), Canada’s oldest and largest sanctioned powerboat racing club. John has been a very influential member of both of these groups. He is the winningest powerboat driver in all of Canadian boat racing history. He has also stepped up and beyond that incredible achievement to volunteer and guide at the race level as an Official, club level as a President, and Canadian sanctioning body level as a Division Chairman. He also volunteers to work at every racing trade show display.
John is the longest standing member of TORC, he has been a member since it started in 1952 to this day. He may also be Canada’s longest CBF member being a steady member 58 of its 60 year history.