THE BRAZIER CLUB

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Supporting the Sport of Sailing at Geelong Grammar School

The Brazier Club was formed in 1972 to support Sailing at Geelong Grammar School.

More than 30 students belong to the GGS Yacht Club with skills ranging from beginner to world class. The school has invested in a fleet of 15 Pacer yachts and every Saturday in the summer season a core of sixteen students leave, often at 6am, to compete in school regattas held around Port Philip Bay.

The Club's activities this year have raised additional funds to support Sailing at the school - seven sailing racing watches and a safe to keep them in have been purchased - these will help the students with countdowns to starts and get them ready for the next racing season. An Open Day was held at the end of October to celebrate the start of the season, bless the fleet and the new Commodore-in-Chief, Ms Rebecca Cody, and to encourage Middle School students to come down to the club to try out sailing. The Club again hosted the Sailing Presentation Dinner, featuring guest speaker Tess Lloyd, member of the Australian sailing team.

Plans for a new clubhouse have been developed and approved by the School, and fundraising for this exciting development is underway.

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OBJECTIVES

The John Brazier Club has the following objectives:

• To promote ongoing communication and friendship with old Geelong Grammarians sharing a common interest - sailing!
• To make sailing students aware of the history of the school sailing club and invite their ongoing participation.
• To support the school and sailing students in their activities.
• To help finance the sailing club to develop and upgrade the facilities, equipment and sailing fleet.
• To assist with the maintenance of the club.
• To promote the sport of sailing by giving the school and its students access to a wealth of nautical knowledge and practical experience in almost every aspect of sailing.

CURRENT COMMITTEE

President: Gina Copeland
Secretary: Michael Wedgwood
Treasurer: Katie McLeod
Committee member: Amanda Lithgow, Paula a'Beckett, Makoto Watanabe, Kendra van de Merwe

Ex-officio members of the Committee: Director of Sport - Paul La Cava
Commodore-in-Chief: Rebecca Cody, Principal of Geelong Grammar School

Past Presidents: Amanda Lithgow (Immediate), Deborah Eyre, Fiona Lowe, Kerry McKendrick

CONTACT

For more information or to contact the Brazier Club Committee, please e-mail Iga Bajer, Support Group & Event Coordinator - supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au

NEWSLETTERS

Term 3 2018 (PDF 820.1KB)

Term 1 2018 (PDF 2MB)

MEMBERSHIP

Membership to The John Brazier Club is by a one-off subscription only and is open to Current Parents and family members, Past GGS Sailors and supporters of Sailing at Geelong Grammar. Each new membership comes with a Club cap.

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