I knew Brian for a good few years in the sailing club environment and the ‘Headcases Skittles Team’. It was an honour to know Brian, a great man and character that will be sorely missed by those privileged enough to have had the pleasure of knowing him. Like all the skittles team I was chastised by him him when he thought our standard of play was not up to scratch. Never slow to comment! Brilliant!!!

I took these photographs of Avalon of Chor in July 2019 on the day of the Weymouth Lifeboat 150th sail past in Weymouth Harbour.

Paul Robbins

Brian in the wheelhouse with crew Richard Weatherburn and William Askew
Weymouth Lifeboat and Avalon of Chor
Brian loved any opportunity to get the flags out.