Our first big race of the season the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. The simple statistics tell a story on their own! 1533 entries – 214 probably took one look at the weather, turned off the alarm and went back to sleep! Almost a quarter of the fleet – 317 boats retired… Read More Round the Island Race
The end of June saw the boat and crew going through final preparations for the Round the Island race – held in the first week of July. Safety is paramount. The crew completed the RYA Sea Survival, the RYA Ocean Safety Course and the RYA first-aid course. Training finished when round the world yachtsman and Olympic… Read More Learning from a Legend!
Humble apologies gentle reader, it has been a while! A lot has happened but always against the backdrop of a very busy secondary school. If you cast your mind back to your own happy schooldays you might recall that secondary schools go into a dark tunnel which leads to the external GCSE/BTEC/A-Level examinations. It has… Read More Busy, busy, busy!
Now what could possibly be the link between Scaramouche, the sailing programme and Ofsted?! In the penultimate week of term we received the Ofsted phone call telling us that they would be in the next day to inspect the school. Intensive data analysis, interviews with pupils, staff and Governors were carried out and lesson observations… Read More Scaramouche and Ofsted!
We have to remind ourselves that Scaramouche is a school project and has to be fitted in, for staff and for pupil, around academic work and studies. Like most schools Greig City Academy is particularly busy during the Autumn Term with new pupils settling in, Year 10 and Year 12 starting new courses and Year… Read More Scaramouche – Winter Sailing…
In her first competitive race for years Scaramouche crosses the line first. Given the complexities of yacht handicapping there are still calculations going on as this is written about the outcome of the race but you can imagine the excitement for the young crew against older and more experienced sailors! Hopefully, when the excitement settles… Read More First across the line – Scaramouche!
Scaramouche is entered for her first race in many years. This weekend, Saturday 03/10/2015, she and our crew of Year 11 students will be taking part in the ASTO Cowes Small Ships Race. Find out more about the race here http://www.asto.org.uk/cowes-annual-race And follow the race on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/uksailtraining Good luck!