Derry Smyth and the IWAI Cruising Club
IWAI Cruising Club
The Cruising Club
Derry's first contact with the Cruising Club occurred at the meeting that took place in Killaloe on 21st April, 2007 when a committee was formed, to which Derry was elected as Hon. Sec.
Derry served as Hon. Sec. of the IWAICC until he was elected as Hon. Sec. of the national body in 2010, a role that he filled for three successive years.
In 2013 he was elected as Vice-Chairman of the IWAI.
Whether serving the Cruising Club or the national body, Derry was not only efficient but always extremely courteous in his dealings with others.
Everyone was always greeted with a warm smile and a firm handshake. And personalised and civil exchanges preceded any discussion of business.
Derry was always a gentleman, and on the very rare occasion where he felt that his standards had slipped he was quick to proffer an apology.
A true gentleman, and a gentle man, he will be sorely missed by his many friends in the Cruising Club and the IWAI.
Cruising and Memories
Memories of cruising with Derry.
2007 - 2017