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!
The Etchells Gertrude Cup drew to a close today and I am very pleased with our lads who just clung onto 4th place overall. The big weight dip, changing conditions and high quality competition made it a spectacular sporting occasion. With guidance from Matt Reid, David Franks and David Bedford they had a fantastic regatta.… Read More The Gertrude Cup – a success for Greig City Academy
Today the crew consolidated their 4th position but had a tricky 3 races. Best placing was 4th in the 3rd. We think the conditions tomorrow will favour us. The later start time will allow for some much needed extra sleep! We are still very grateful to the Cowes Etchells fleet for this opportunity. A perfect… Read More Day 3 of the GCA crew racing in Etchells
Today saw 3 races of the Etchells Gertrude Cup. The Greig City Academy boys started well- winning the first race by a considerable margin. The second race saw much stronger winds- lots of rolling down wind but they held it together mid fleet. The last race saw a great battle at the front from which… Read More A Great Second Day of the Gertrude Cup!
Two weeks today Scaramouche and her crew from Haringey will be setting off at the start of the Rolex Fastnet. Sailing is packed into the young sailors schedule in those two weeks. The 3 most senior boys are entering day 2 of the Gertrude Cup. Yesterday went well- after 4 months away from sailing Etchells… Read More Two Weeks to Go
The summer holidays may have started but Greig City Academy’s sailing programme continues. While Scaramouche is out of the water being prepared for the Fastnet the senior crew are taking part in their first senior adult Etchells regatta- the Gertrude Cup. Yesterday they trained then today they had to undertake a major weight drop… Read More Preparing for a Milestone
The crew from Greig City Academy are out training on the Solent for tomorrow’s Etchells Gertrude Cup. This includes training to meet a weight limit of 285kg. Lots of hard work!
Following the success of Scaramouche’s crew in the BKA Etchells trials earlier this year, three of our boys will be participating in the Gertrude Cup from 22nd-26th July. We will have Montel as helm, Camillo on the bow and Shabazz in the cockpit. Throughout their Etchells sailing they have been fortunate enough to be coached… Read More Scaramouche Crew Take to Etchells in Gertrude Cup
We are sure that you have seen our recent success in the RORC qualifying races. Scaramouche was well placed in the Cervantes Trophy to Le Havre, Myth of Malham and the Cowes-Dinard St Malo race. The crew have developed into a cohesive and more experienced team who will be preparing during Cowes Week for the… Read More Scaramouche Ready for the Fastnet
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