Round The Island Race – 2023

Greig City Academy fielded two crews for the internationally famous Round the Island Race on 1st July. One of them struck gold… three times over… for the second year running! In blustery conditions, our senior crew raced Cote, round in an impressive corrected time of 7 hrs 44 mins, taking the Quarter Tonner trophy, comfortably […]

Spring Sailing: from Hackney to Miami

Our students are getting started on the busy season ahead, with everything from world championships to getting started on the local reservoir. While the rest of us made the best of a very British February, our senior Etchells team went to Miami for the second World Championship warm up event. They finished an incredible 5th […]

Thank you!

You helped us raise an incredible £62,000 by the end of February. We’re thrilled and incredibly grateful to each and every donor. As a result, our flagship boat Scaramouche is secure for the year and our core sailing programme will continue to change lives. We were blown away by the generosity of so many people […]


Kai is a real trail blazer of ours. He was shortlisted for 2022 young sailor of the year. In 2019 he was the youngest ever competitor in the Fastnet Race at the age of 13. He has sailed over 3000 miles offshore in RORC races but really made his name in Lasers. Kai has raced […]

Newsletter – January 2023

We’re off to a flying start in 2023: Half way to our appeal target Etchells in Miami Hitting the airwaves Kai Hockley nominated for Young Sailor of the Year Flagship sponsorship opportunity Read more in our latest newsletter. Sign up now, to receive future updates directly in your inbox.

GCA Sailing Annual Report 2022

The Greig City Academy students had another packed and successful season on the water in 2022. This new Annual Report for the year outlines their amazing activities and achievements. It covers everything from getting started in dinghies on the local reservoir, to racing squads taking charge of their own yachts on the Solent, all the […]

Amazing opportunity to sponsor Scaramouche

We’re looking for a new headline sponsor for our iconic flagship 45ft racing yacht, Scaramouche. We’re extremely grateful to our previous sponsors for all their support over the years. Now they’re moving on, creating a unique opportunity. Learn more about our story in this week’s brilliant article in The Times. With her distinctive red band, Scaramouche […]

The Times – The inner-city schoolkids competing against the yachting elite

We’re thrilled by the fantastic write up of GCA Sailing and Mr Jon Holt’s inspiring leadership in the Times. Read the full story here. The sailing programme relies on donations to keep going. If you like the story, please donate now! Special advance news: We’re about to start looking for a new headline sponsor for Scaramouche. […]

Amazing September: Etchells Worlds & the Nab Tower Race

On 3rd Sept, our girls crew took line honours and won their class in the Island Sailing Club’s Nab Tower Race. They backed that up later in the month with an excellent second place in the Cowes Small Ships Race, hosted by ASTO. At the same time, our boys competed against Olympians in the Etchells […]

August: Dartmouth Week

Our students are having an impressive time at Dartmouth Week. Jaydon Owusu & Chris Frederick are representing well on Chameleon, with Jamal Ganiyu also on Cobra. And another alumni has been interviewing with Thames Clippers for a career in the marine industry. It’s a great example of the new opportunities the programme makes available. Many […]

Official Cowes Week Charity 2022

The Scaramouche Sailing Trust is delighted to be the Official Charity for Cowes Week 2022. We’ve had another incredible year and shown what we can do. Next year, we’re planning even more. Please: Come and meet the team to hear the whole story on Thursday, 4th August. Make a donation – We need your help to […]