Jolie Brise 100
In 2013 Jolie Brise is celebrating 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. The School is holding a number of celebratory events throughout the spring and summer of 2013, including centenary cruises, dinners and receptions. Highlights of the season will see Jolie Brise taking part in the Channel Classics Regatta in July and the Fastnet Race in August.
Dauntsey's is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school in the heart of Wiltshire. Unusually for a land-locked school, Dauntsey's has a long association and passion for sailing. The School Sailing Club was founded in 1970 and its association with the Jolie Brise began in 1977. Over the last 35 years thousands of boys and girls from Dauntsey's have enjoyed sailing on Jolie Brise participating in many Tall Ships races throughout Europe and beyond. Together with Jolie Brise they have been the overall winners of Tall Ships races three times, including the transatlantic races to the USA and Canada in 2000 and most recently in 2011.
Channel Classics Race
A brilliant opportunity to sail on 'Jolie Brise'
'Jolie Brise' returns to Le Havre
Sunshine, a little wind and plenty of humour
A Centenary Gallery
'Jolie Brise' in action in the Solent
St George's Day Regatta Weekend
A win for 'Jolie Brise' in Yarmouth
Sailing season gets underway
Easter cruises for Dauntsey's Fourth Form