As a member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Ken Glass was selected, alongside Gard Boultbee, Philip Rogers, and Gerald Wilson, to represent Canada in the 6 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics. There they lost the first four races and, with no hope of catching up, dropped out of the last two. As there were only three nations competing, however, the Canadians took home a bronze medal. Glass graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1939, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He then served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Navy prior to entering the light metals industry of Vancouver in 1946, eventually becoming president of Major Aluminum and Western Magnesium. He remained active in sailing throughout his life and was Commodore of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club from 1953 through 1954.