We are saddened at the news of the passing of Past Commodore Greville Gowty on 20 April 2020 at the age of 91.

Greville was elected Commodore of QCYC in October 1994 and was a very dedicated and hardworking Commodore with the support of his wife, Marjorie.  Greville was an Architect and he brought his expertise in design and negotiation to QCYC at a particularly busy period of the Club. 

During his term he led the final negotiations with the Department of Conservation and National Resources of the Club’s first 21 year lease which had been years in the making. He was also involved in the design and building of the bridge dogleg on the causeway with the Port of Geelong and the subsequent naming of the Cygnet Bridge.

Photo: Greville at the opening of Cygnet Bridge 1996 (on the right in hat and sunglasses).

The original south wharf was in an advanced stage of disrepair and he was integral in the early plans for it’s design with the Port of Geelong. At the time the Club had a Membership limit of 400 and a waiting list of 97 so an increase to 500 was approved.

Greville was a long time member of Royal Brighton Yacht Club, the architect of one of the Club's major rebuilds and still sailing at the time of his passing.

The Flag Officers, Committee and Members of QCYC send their heartfelt condolences to Elliott, Melinda and family.



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