Full Sailing Programme 2017

Easter Cruises for Pupils at Dauntsey's

Easter Cruise 1 – Friday 31 March to Wednesday 5 April (6 days)

Starting from Hamble sailing in the Solent, South Coast of England and (weather permitting) to France, Channel Islands or West Country, completing the RYA five-day Competent Crew course.

Travel: departing Dauntsey’s by minibus at 0900hrs on Friday 31 March, travelling to Hamble to join Jolie Brise 1030hrs. Cruise ends in Hamble at 1900hrs on Wednesday 5 April, eta Dauntsey’s approximately 2130hrs.

Easter Cruise 2 – Sunday 9 to Saturday 15 April (6 days)

South Coast to Royal Greenwich, London - start of Tall Ships 2017 – starting from South Coast, sailing to London (weather permitting via France, possibly Amsterdam) arriving in London to take part in the Tall Ships Festivities for the start of Rendez-vous 2017).

Travel: departing Dauntsey’s by minibus at 1600hrs on Sunday 9 April travelling to join Jolie Brise. Cruise ends in Royal Greenwich at 1100hrs on Saturday 15 April, eta Dauntsey’s approximately 1330 - 1400hrs.

Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Programme - Open to All

Start DateEnd DateNightsStart PortEnd PortBrief Details of SailCost: Under 25Cost: Adult
15 April 201730 April 201714Royal GreenwichSines, PortugalRendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta
Race 1
Available to everyone.
30 April 201703 June 201734Sines, PortugalBermudaRendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Transatlantic Race 2
Available to everyone.
04 June 201720 June 201715BermudaBostonRendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Race 3
Available to everyone.
20 June 201702 July 20179BostonGulf of St LawrenceRendez.Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta
Race 4
Available to everyone.
02 July 201710 July 20178Gulf of St LawrenceGulf of St LawrenceRendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta
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Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Programme - For Pupils at Dauntsey's only

"Meeting the Narwhals"
Sunday 9th July – Saturday 22nd July (12 days)
Gaspé, Gulf of St Lawrence to Quebec City

Cruising with other vessels in the Tall Ships fleet to the outer reaches of the Gulf of St Lawrence, stopping at various ports, but looking for all sorts of marine species. This area is famous for Narwhals, Hump Back Whales and lots and lots of other amazing wildlife. We then sail into Quebec, with the huge fleet which is gathering there with both European, North American and other Tall Ships from all over the world. We will be taking part in all the amazing festivities planned for Canada’s 150th birthday party! The event in Quebec will be unprecedented in scale and vision, following on directly from their World Famous Festival L’ete. I have seen a presentation from the City of Quebec and this will be an incredible event.

"La Voyage de la Gulfe de St Lawrence et Nova Scotia"
Friday 21 July – Tuesday 1 August (10 days)
Quebec City to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Joining Jolie Brise in Quebec City for the final festivities of the incredible in-port programme. Then cruising with the rest of the Tall Ships fleet down the St Lawrence, visiting various ports en route, cutting inside Prince Edward Island and then between Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia, via Port Hawkesbury and then round into Halifax, Nova Scotia to take part in three days of Canadian hospitality. During the cruising, the Gulf of St Lawrence and the waters off Nova Scotia are famous for their wildlife and numerous marine species, possibly even including Narwhals and Hump Back Whales. We also expect to be visiting lots of smaller Canadian ports and cruising with other Tall Ships from the fleet during this cruise.

"The Very Serious Sail"
Monday 31 July – Saturday 2 September (34 days)
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Lé Havre, France

Travelling to join Jolie Brise in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the end of the in-port festivities. Then racing across the north North Atlantic, cutting across the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current (where these two currents meet, huge amounts of large marine species are invariably encountered). Once across the Atlantic, crossing the race finish line south of the Isle of Wight, then cruising in the Solent, France and Channel Islands before going into Le Havre (where Jolie Brise was built) for the final Tall Ships in-port event to celebrate the Rendez-vous 2017 festivities. This is obviously a very serious trip. You will need to have done at least one cruise on Jolie Brise previous to this cruise and once the crew has been selected you will have to attend a one-day Sea Survival Course here at Dauntsey’s. As this is a race leg you MUST have had your 15th birthday by 31 July.

"Sauntering Home"
Saturday 2 September – Thursday 7 September (5 days)
Lé Havre, France to Hamble, UK

Joining Jolie Brise in Le Havre to take part in the final in-port festivities, then cruising back to Hamble along the French/Normandy coasts, almost certainly visiting the spectacular town of Honfleur, sailing back across the Channel and returning to Hamble in time for the start of term.

Parent's of Dauntsey's pupils can access the full programme for pupils, and application form on the School Intranet here.

When applying for the Summer Cruises, if at all possible please can you put down more than one choice – ideally three choices – by doing this it means if one cruise is heavily over-subscribed we will guarantee you will get on another cruise. Also, if there is a big disparity in age groups, it allows us to re-balance the cruises, and makes it much easier for us to keep groups of friends together (so if you want to be on a cruise with a buddy then please indicate this on your form, in the additional notes column, and we will do our best to make it happen, but cannot guarantee it.

A VISA IS NOW REQUIRED TO VISIT CANADA, this costs seven Canadian dollars and should be applied for at www.Canada.ca/eTA.  Once received this should be kept with the passport (please also send a scanned copy to t.marris@dauntseys.wilts.sch.uk Thank you.)