Podium finish and milestones for GCA

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June saw 16 Etchells including GCA on Palavar take to the Solent for the Red Funnel Regatta. The fifth event of the series hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club produced extremely close racing throughout the fleet. There was a great mixture of seasoned Etchells sailors and youth boats all […]

Delighted students meet Kai at his old primary

Students as young as seven were delighted when Kai recently paid them a visit at St Ann’s CE Primary, his old primary school. Having just finished his A-Levels and in between preparation for the Round the Island Race and his next SailGP adventures, Kai found the time to meet with delighted Y3’s to tell them […]

Support GCA’s Round the Island Campaign

On Saturday 15th June, Riot and Scaramouche will participate in the 2024 edition of the Round the Island Race. In between A Levels and GCSE’s crews have worked really hard and are ready for the challenge – but we need your help. We need to raise £2,500 to participate. Please donate what you can via […]

GCA Etchells team win Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy!

An incredible weekend of racing in Cowes, as the GCA’s new Etchells team of Corneille, Felipe and Max, coached by Matt Reid, won the Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy. They won three of the nine races in fiercely contested racing. This was the GCA’s first win in a senior regatta, and a big event in the […]

A decade of GCA Sailing and we want to hear from you!

The GCA Sailing Programme is 10 years’ old! To mark a decade of sailing, we are documenting the history of the programme from the beginning. Were you an enthusiastic sailor, a dedicated coach, a supportive parent or passionate supporter? If so we want to hear from you. We invite you to share your stories, experiences […]

GCA Girls set sail with the Rona Sailing Project.

With financial support of both the OCCCT and the RTYC Charitable trust, we were delighted to partner with the RSP for the first time, to provide an unforgettable experience in the Solent on ‘Donald Searle’ for a girl’s Easter voyage. The crew spent four nights onboard in the Solent, participating in all aspects of running […]

Emirates GB SailGP launches internship programme with GCA in Sydney.

The Emirates Great Britain SailGP’s preparation for action in Sydney ahead of the Australia Sail Grand Prix, marks the beginning of a new internship programme with the Greig City Academy. Now in Sydney with the team, the first intern from the new programme is Kai Hockley an 18-year-old GCA student from Tottenham. Kai won Young […]

GCA meet Sir Ben Ainsley and Hannah Mills

The Greig City Academy met Sir Ben Ainsley and Hannah Mills at the Athena Pathway Programme, on the day the squad for the Youth and Puig Women’s Americas Cup was announced. The students had an opportunity to take on the simulator and heard about the technology and innovation involved in the Sail GP challenge. Thanks […]

GCA Sailing Annual Report 2023

With the support of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, the Greig City Academy students had another action packed and successful season on the water in 2023. Our latest annual report outlines their activities and amazing achievements. It covers everything from first time dinghy sailors, to award winning regatta performances and professional qualifications, all of which attract […]

Winter sailing continues

Despite the extreme temperatures at the moment, the sailing continues unabated for the GCA students. With extra thermal layers and as much determination as ever the students embrace the challenge that is winter sailing.  Year 9 girls took to the water in West reservoir this week, while, Kai and Jessye, from the senior team, put […]

Jaydon qualifies as an RYA Yachtmaster

Everyone at the GCA and the Scaramouche Sailing Trust are thrilled that Jaydon Owusu recently passed his Yachtmaster practical exam. This achievement marks an important milestone for Jaydon, an ex-student of the GCA and graduate of the sailing programme. It is also a critical stage in the four-year superyacht cadetship that he is currently undertaking […]