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!
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!