Montel Fagan-Jordan from Greig City Academy in Haringey London has won the prestigious YJA Young Sailor of the Year Award. Montel was team captain and main helmsman onboard 45ft German Frers designed Scaramouche for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017. Leading a crew of eight students, under the watchful eye of two Yachtmasters and his two… Read More Montel Fagan-Jordan wins YJA Young Sailor of the Year
The Louis Piana Cup is the first of a series of events incorporated into the Biscayne Bay regatta series, which is conveniently timed to coincide with our bitterly cold winters we have here in the UK. Two weeks ago, we had a training weekend in Cowes with temperatures close to that of a kitchen fridge,… Read More Coach Matt Reid’s thoughts ahead of Miami
Well, we did it, we completed in the Rolex Fastnet 2017, finishing 144 out of 362 starters, in doing so we were the first comprehensive school to do so. At the prizegiving, on Friday 11th August, we were awarded the Musto Media Prize, in recognition for telling our story as we raced around the… Read More #ProjectScaramouche The Future
We did it. At 01:39:19 am on Friday 11th August 2017, Scaramouche crossed the finish line of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017. One blown out spinnaker on the final stretch, shows we were not giving up right to the end. This may be the finish line, but really this is just the beginning.
On Wednesday 9th August 2017, Scaramouche and her crew safely rounded the Fastnet Rock in the 2017 edition of the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race. Spirits on board were high and the sun was shining. A big thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point. The spinnaker is now up and we… Read More Rounding Fastnet Rock
Today Greig City Academy will leave Cowes Yacht Haven to begin the 2017 Rolex Fastnet race. There’s a mix of excitement and apprehension. 6 days on Scaramouche will be a challenge, as will the changing conditions throughout the race. 3 years of planning, training, highs and lows have led to today. Thank you to everyone… Read More The Big Day!
After a 3 year journey our students from Greig City Academy will set off for the startline of the Fastnet Race on Sunday. There have been massive highs and lows but now the excitement is building. Scaramouche is having final work undertaken to make sure she is 100% ready while the crew make their way… Read More The Fastnet Is Next!