Schools Sailing

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After five days at sea, a team of inner-city teenagers have made history as the only crew from a comprehensive school known to have finished the world's largest offshore sailing race

The Greig City crew in their 45ft (13.7m) yacht Scaramouche, were among 2,700 sailors who set off from Southampton last Sunday in the race around the Fastnet lighthouse off Ireland and back to Plymouth. 

The winning boat crossed the line on Tuesday to gain one of the most coveted trophies in ocean racing. 

The Greig City team said they never expected to win, aiming instead to finish safely.

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