What we do
Transform lives through sailing
Since 2014, our sailing programme has inspired 300 students from an inner-city London school (Greig City Academy) to transform their lives through sailing.
Resilience, confidence and aspiration
Students have been introduced to sailing and pursued it to different levels from dinghies to inshore and offshore racing. They have developed resilience, confidence and a new level of aspiration.
Learning and responsibility
Our progressive programme enables students to keep learning and stretching themselves. They benefit from national level coaches, as well as the responsibility to look after themselves, their boats and each other in very challenging circumstances.
State school success
Greig City Academy was the first ever state school to compete in and finish the Fastnet race in 2017, and the youngest crew ever to complete the Round the Island Race. They won the RYA’s Special Award for Endeavour in 2017 and the Outstanding Award for Sport in Haringey.
Life changing opportunities
Looking ahead, our goal is to use sailing to create life changing opportunities for children in state secondary schools across the UK. This will also bring new talent from diverse backgrounds into sailing and the marine industry.
1. Keep building our sailing programme with Greig City Academy.
We will provide opportunities for more students from all backgrounds, at all levels from dinghy sailing to cruising and offshore racing, including major regattas like Cork Week and Cowes Week. We will develop our girls programme further.
2. Establish the Scaramouche Sailing Trust as an independent charity.
We will put in place the foundations needed to take our work to the next level. We will raise funds from a variety of sources and set up as a lean organisation that’s true to our ethos: inclusive, committed and practical.
3. Explore ways of working with other state schools.
We will explore ways of scaling up our work that: encourage participation, build on our experience and are practical for schools.