David Gillies originally hails from Oamaru. He and his extended family have ‘saltwater in their blood’. David’s move to Picton expanded his passion for yachts to a whole new level and he embraced competitive yacht racing. Both David and Eleanor (his wife) have dedicated much of their leisure time to serving Waikawa Boating Club and are well respected in the yachting community. David currently owns a Farr 1020 and has an enviable racing reputation. You would be hard pressed to find someone in Picton with more yachting experience than David. His easy-going, yet highly professional manner will impress.