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!
Cowes Week has just finished for our project and was brilliant. Our main helmsman and Captain Montel was invited to Helm Pioneer Underw riters X55 Lutine! After getting the feel of the yacht they went onto take line honours in 4 races and win one outright, on handicap and taking the canon at the squadron!… Read More Cowes Week A Resounding Success!
After one day’s rest our sailing project will return to Cowes Week tomorrow. Our reserve crew will take over in Scaramouche while the Fastnet Crew rest. Our main helmsman and team captain Montel will be joining Pioneer Underwriters onboard their yacht, Lutine. A great opportunity for him! On Monday our senior girls team will come… Read More A Busy Few Days of Sailing!