Jolie Brise

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. In 2015 she was the overall winner of  the Tall Ships Races.

Jolie Brise is owned, maintained and sailed by the pupils of Dauntsey's School.

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Sailing Programme for 2016

In 2016, 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 Antwerp at the beginning of July heading south across the Bay of Biscay down the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal to Lisbon. At Lisbon she will take part in the World Famous Parade of Sail out of the River Tagus and race again to Cadiz in Spain where she will take part in all the Tall Ships festivities. In August, she will spend time ‘Cruising in Company’ with the Tall Ships Fleet, visiting La Coruna, before sailing across the Bay of Biscay and along the South Coast of England to Dartmouth for the Royal Regatta week. She will race again with the Tall Ships from Dartmouth to Portsmouth, followed by a cruise around the Channel Islands and France, ending the summer season in Weymouth for the Water Festival in the first week of September.