The Greig City Academy Girls & Boys take to the Solent

April saw an exciting start to the 2021 for the Scaramouche Sailing Trust girls as they see their Bolero ‘Poppy’ for the first time in the water. A big part of the programme is teaching the students ownership and responsibility, by them having their ‘own boat’ they learn about boat maintenance and the importance of […]

Back Racing and Training

Easter Weekend saw the long-awaited return to sailing for the Scaramouche Sailing Trust from Greig City Academy. With overnight stays still not permitted there were several logistical hurdles to overcome, and two day trips from London were made on the 2nd and 4th of April. Taking the first opportunity to get out there was the […]

Scaramouche Sailing Trust / RYA Webinar 1

Watch the first in our series of webinars where Jon Holt joins Hannah Cockle, the RYA OnBoard Operations Officer, and Mark Jardine Editor of YachtsandYachting.com to talk more about how the Scaramouche Sailing Trust has worked and more about the RYA Onboard scheme. Greig City Academy students Jaydon Owusu, Tyler Harriett and Kai Hockley, talked about […]

Creating waves in 2020

Here we are, the end of 2020. Our mantra this year has been, ‘when we can, we will’ and as you can imagine our students did. This year has taught us a lot about the sustainability of our project and ourselves. It’s taught us that even when so many factors are against us, our steps […]

YJA MS Amlin ‘International Sailor of the Decade’ winner announced

In a year that truly needs good news stories, the winner of the YJA MS Amlin ‘International Sailor of the Decade’ Award has been announced as Jon Holt, founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. The aim of the YJA MS Amlin ‘International Sailor of the Decade’ is to recognise the achievements of those who have […]

Sailing into September

Simply getting out on the water was one element of our project we thought we had overcome when we purchased Scaramouche. Yet 2020, put a stop to that, for a few months at least and going sailing has become a major logistical challenge for the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. We thrive on a challenge. When in […]

Hard work starts to pay off in JOG the Great Escape

It was weekend number two of back to back races for Riot and Eros of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. This was a new week, a different race, tweaks had been carried out on the boats and the crews, same as the Lonely Tower, had been out practising. What would the Great Escape bring, as the […]

JOG Lonely Tower Race Report

With 24 hrs to go to the start of the JOG Lonely Tower Race the two entries from the Scaramouche Sailing Trust Eros and Riot, were at two completely different spectrums of being race ready. Riot was ready, and the young crew skippered by 15-year-old Jaydon had been out training with the Kai (14) and […]

Time Over Distance Vol.12 with Royal Ocean Racing Club

For the 12th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series we will be revealing the awe-inspiring work of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. The Greig City Academy in North London started the sailing project in 2016 and since then, hundreds of inner-city kids, as young as 13, have fallen in love with sailing. A select […]

New opportunities and diversity in the sailing world

The Scaramouche Sailing Trust was set up to enable students from inner city London to thrive through sailing. It is also bringing more diversity into the sailing world. The charity rarely talks about the background of the students, many of whom are from BAME backgrounds. “We are providing opportunities that these inner-city students wouldn’t otherwise […]