At the A Boat awards ceremony, when thanking his race committee, PRO Tom Hodgson made note of the fact that he and Jock Irvine celebrated their 30th anniversary of working together at ILYA regattas as Boats 3 and 4.
Jock Irvine's sailing lineage is the equal of any family in the ILYA: His great grandfather, Lucius Ordway, won the first-ever ILYA A scow regatta in 1898; his Grandfather, John G. Ordway, won six A scow Inlands and is in the ILYA Hall of Fame. His father, Thomas E. Irvine, won the 1932 A scow Inland.
Jock's own sailing record includes top finishes in X's and E's, but his greatest record is his 40+ years of race committee service to the ILYA. Jock is a hidden treasure, and is regarded throughout race management circles in the ILYA and Florida as one of the most competent, intuitive, and dedicated Boat 4's that any race officer could hope to have on the leeward end of a starting line.
As Tom said at the ceremony, "There are many generous people in the ILYA, but none more so than Jock Irvine."
Happy Anniversary, Jock, and thank you from all the sailors in the ILYA!