In 1975, Anderson was part of the winning Soling class crew in the North American Championship and that same year, won the pre Olympic Regatta at Kingston. He was a member of the Australian Admirals Cup Team on Apollo II (1973), Love and War (1975), and Runnaway (1977). On 26 January 1987, Anderson was awarded the Medal of Order of Australia in "recognition of service to sailing". Anderson was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.
On 14 July 2000, Anderson was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for "services to sailing, particularly youth and offshore". In 2009 Anderson was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.