About the project

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

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.

Through the School’s fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations to the John Brazier Club are tax deductible. So please show your support for Sailing at Geelong Grammar by donating today!


  • David Yencken

    Donation for Sailing Club cups as arranged with Amanda Lithgow

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