Pupils from Hornsey's Greig City Academy will be competing at the upcoming Antigua Sail Week.
The Greig City Academy shot to fame in 2017 as the first Comprehensive State School team to compete and finish the Rolex Fastnet Race, and their achievements have not been a one-hit wonder. Greig City Academy’s Project Scaramouche have excelled in a number of sailing events and one of their number, 17-year old Montel Fagan-Jordan, was awarded the 2017 Young Sailor of the Year trophy by the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA), which has been previously won by Olympic Gold medalists Ben Ainslie and Shirley Robertson.
Assistant Principal of the Greig City Academy, Paul Letford will accompany the team of six pupils, aged from 14-17 years old. “It is a tremendous honour to be invited to take part in Antigua Sailing Week. Our local community will take great pride in the fact that we are representing North London at such a prestigious international regatta".
(Shameless plug alert) As a governor at this fabulous school i’d just like to share that the school’s sailing pursuits is supported entirely by the goodwill of full time teaching staff. I urge any local Harringay parents to go have a look around too.