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!
Now what could possibly be the link between Scaramouche, the sailing programme and Ofsted?! In the penultimate week of term we received the Ofsted phone call telling us that they would be in the next day to inspect the school. Intensive data analysis, interviews with pupils, staff and Governors were carried out and lesson observations… Read More Scaramouche and Ofsted!
We have to remind ourselves that Scaramouche is a school project and has to be fitted in, for staff and for pupil, around academic work and studies. Like most schools Greig City Academy is particularly busy during the Autumn Term with new pupils settling in, Year 10 and Year 12 starting new courses and Year… Read More Scaramouche – Winter Sailing…
In her first competitive race for years Scaramouche crosses the line first. Given the complexities of yacht handicapping there are still calculations going on as this is written about the outcome of the race but you can imagine the excitement for the young crew against older and more experienced sailors! Hopefully, when the excitement settles… Read More First across the line – Scaramouche!
Scaramouche is entered for her first race in many years. This weekend, Saturday 03/10/2015, she and our crew of Year 11 students will be taking part in the ASTO Cowes Small Ships Race. Find out more about the race here http://www.asto.org.uk/cowes-annual-race And follow the race on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/uksailtraining Good luck!
After a summer holiday packed with incident and adventure for Scaramouche and her new crew, pupils and staff return to the Academy for the start of the Autumn Term. Mr Holt puts on his other hat as Head of Sixth Form, he returns to school to welcome the new Sixth Form and to celebrate a… Read More Scaramouche – back to school!
As Cowes Week comes to a close, we can now begin to reflect on what we are achieving at one of the world’s oldest and biggest sailing regattas. For Scaramouche it was an overdue return to where she belongs and nothing out of the ordinary. Old friends have come to see her, some remember her sailing around their… Read More Scaramouche at Cowes Week
The first voyage for Scaramouche and her novice crew finished today. The final run from Cowes into Poole Harbour was a day of choppy and blustery conditions. The crew needed to be focused to bring Scaramouche home safely to what will be her home harbour. Just looking at the pictures it is clear that the… Read More Scaramouche – Cowes to Poole…
The first leg of the voyage from Sandwich to Poole taught the crew so much about Scaramouche and about themselves. The second leg was a much calmer affair with a favourable south-easterly blowing them along the south coast. With calmer conditions the crew took a chance to practice navigation and compass work on a deck… Read More Scaramouche – Brighton to Cowes…