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
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!