9000 Miles Sailed

This summer, Jolie Brise and crews of Dauntsey’s pupils enjoyed an action-packed summer of sailing.

The fun began early in July when Jolie Brise and her first crew headed south through the Channel Islands to Brittany. After crossing the Bay of Biscay she cruised along the north and west coasts of Atlantic Spain before sailing 800 miles out into the Atlantic to cruise around the sub-tropical islands of the Azores before returning to northern Spain and Brittany. At the end of August, one of the highlights of the season saw Jolie Brise joining the Tall Ships Fleet for the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. After two days of celebrations in Falmouth, the fleet raced to the finishing line just off the Isle of Wight, before cruising in company along the east coast to Greenwich.

Skipper Toby Marris is looking forward to welcoming a new generation of Dauntsey’s pupils when the Fourth Form and new Lower Sixth pupils have their first taste of life on board over the next two months.

Everyone can have a go

“ For many Dauntseians this will be their first experience of sailing. Some may never wish to repeat the experience while for some it will be the start of a life-long passion for sailing. The important thing is that everyone will have had a go. ”

— Toby Marris, Head of Sailing


Marine life sighted ...

12 sperm whales
2 hump back whales
2 fin whales (24m long)
Numerous turtles
1 hammer head shark
Too many dolphins to count!