Rod represented Australia at eight International and World Yachting Championships, placing in the top ten on four occasions with a further three placings in the top 13. Out of 12 appearances at Australian Championships Rod placed first on three occasions, second on five occasions and third on four occasions.
At State Championships Rod placed first on 12 occasions and second on six occasions.
As a member of the Canberra Ocean Racing Club and the Cruising Yacht Club, Rod competed in seven Sydney to Hobart races, two China Sea races, three Sydney to Noumea races, four Gosford to Lord Howe Island races plus a full calendar of Cruising Yacht Club races. He was Club Champion on Keepit Dam and at both the Canberra Yacht Club and YMCA Sailing Club in several different classes during the period 1960 to 1984.
Born: 24 April 1927
Deceased: 7 November 1997