From Small Beginnings Can Come Greatness:
After five days at sea, a team of inner-city teenagers made history as the only comprehensive school crew known to have finished one of the world’s most iconic offshore sailing races – the 603 nm Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.
The crew from Greig City Academy in north London were sailing their 45ft (13.7m) yacht Scaramouche. The young team said they never expected to win, aiming instead to finish safely, but did better last week by coming in 142nd overall in a fleet of 368 boats.
“The lads have been brilliant and disciplined throughout,” said teacher Jon Holt. “It’s gone better than expected.”
The sailing club at Greig City, where almost three-quarters of pupils are eligibl…
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