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Sailing Club

"The Academy owns boats, including a yacht moored in Poole Harbour, and many pupils are given the opportunity to learn to sail. Pupils are proud to be part of the academy's 'sailing club' ... three Year 11 pupils told of their desire to study close to the sea so that they could continue to sail." Ofsted 2015

(Please note that our yacht, Scaramouche, is now moored at Southampton.)

To find out more about our sailing programme and opportunities for sponsorship, please contact Jon Holt - jholt@greigcityacademy.co.uk Tel: 020 8609 0132.

For up-to-the-minute news about GCA sailing please go to https://twitter.com/GCASailingClub and https://gcasailing.com/

Download the article on the right to read about our yachting journey.

Thank you to our sailing friends - for their support and investment in GCA's programme:

  • World record breaking yachtsman Lawrie Smith, our main advisor, who is helping coach our crews and who has put us in touch with investors. 
  • The Joan Braithwaite Sailing Trust for two very generous financial donations, totalling £15,000.

  • The John Merricks Sailing Trust for a £3000 donation.

  • North Sails who have donated a mainsail and genoa.

  • Hamble Yacht Services for offering us discounts on equipment.

  • Ocean Yacht Systems for providing us with replacement rigging. 

  • BoxPR who coordinate our PR efforts.

Thanks also to the Tottenham Grammar School Foundation for a grant of £9794 to help students gain RYA qualifications.

Here's a video of one of our crews training with the GB team.