In 2013 Jolie Brise celebrated the centenary anniversary of her construction by the Paumelle yard in Le Havre in 1913. The world famous, gaff-rigged pilot cutter was the last boat to carry the royal mail under sail and has won the Fastnet Race three times, including the inaugural race in 1925.
Jolie Brise is owned, maintained and sailed by the pupils of Dauntsey's School.
In 2015, Jolie Brise will compete in the Tall Ships Races as part of her summer sailing programme. Racing with the Tall Ships fleet, she will leave Belfast at the beginning of July, heading north through the Outer Hebrides and Shetland Islands to Ålesund in Norway, 60 nautical miles south of the Arctic Circle. From Ålesund she will cruise to Kristiansand before competing again, racing out in the North Sea and back through the Skagerrak, ending up in Åalborg in Denmark. In August, she will head south heading for Ipswich via Amsterdam. The next highlight will be joining the world famous Parade of Sail up the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam followed by a meander home to the Hamble visiting Belgium, France and possibly the Channel Islands en route.