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 […]

City Kids on the High Seas: BBC’s Travel Show

The latest BBC Travel Show is all about our sailing programme: City Kids on the High Seas You can see our amazing students in action on iPlayer. It’s just 25 minutes long. Follow their passage from Hamble to Poole. Hear what sailing means to them, in their own words. And enjoy beautiful footage of Scaramouche […]

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 […]

Greig City Academy receive large donation from The Russell-Cooke Silicon Cup

We would like to extend sincere thanks to the organisers and participants of The Russell-Cooke Silicon Cup Regatta, the largest IT networking event taking place in UK waters for their donation to The Greig City Academy sailing programme. As one of three named ‘life changing charities’ we received a massive £16,000 of monies raised from […]

Award winning performances at Cowes Week 2023

Our students mixed with the best in the world again at Cowes Week 2023, and came away with silverware. The photo above shows 23 ft Riot racing hard past the ultimate IRC0 champions, Dark’n’Stormy. It sums up what we’re all about. This year, we entered two of our own crews on Riot (in the IRC7 […]

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 […]