During the sailing season it is not uncommon for Brian to be here 7 days a week - he arrives early on the Sailability days (Wednesday and Friday) and is usually one of the last to leave, making sure everything is packed up and in order and always pops by the office to say goodbye. He has recently taken over running the Wednesday program, is one of our top volunteers on Fridays and has now joined the Sailability Committee.
Then on Thursday mornings during sailing season he runs another Sailability style of day for a group from Marnebek Special School who travel from Cranbourne East each week, again always last to leave checking everything, sometimes it can be a long day for him.....and then he comes back to the club every Thursday evening for some sailing, crewing on Friday Harbour!
Brian is one of our emergency volunteers for the Sunday Sailability program and is the first person to be called when help is needed and he always makes sure that he can be there to do just that.
He always put his hand up to help during regattas, offering to do any job on water, off water and has helped out cooking the sausages at our BBQ too.
Despite not being a boat owner Brian volunteers to help with the retrieval and slipping of our keel boats for their winter storage. He is there at the crack of dawn and one of the least to leave.
Then when sailing stops, Brian is involved in our TAG Group (Thursday Action Group) - a small group of volunteers come down to the club to help us with all sorts of jobs every Thursday - from keeping the yard tidy, fixing rescue boats, fixing things around the club, all sorts of odd jobs that really save the club alot of time and funds. And if any job is not finished on a Thursday, he turns up on Friday morning to finish!
When people are in need of assistance either with their boat or other things, Brian is the first to offer his help with no hesitation at all.
And if that isn't enough he often comes to the MYC office asking if there is anything we need doing around the club! With a friendly face and big smile, it is always a pleasure to chat with Brian as he has plenty of time for everyone and is well deserved of this award.