From 2013 onwards
2013 - Centenary Year
The fun began in Ireland in July at the Glandore Regatta and Jolie Brise then made her way from Ireland to Cowes, via Plymouth and the Scilly Isles, to compete in the Fastnet Race. The team of Sixth Formers were delighted to break Jolie Brise’s previous record in the race, set over 75 years ago, by 24 hours.
The sailing season started at the end of March with pupils cruising along the south coast. During the summer holidays, Jolie Brise headed south through the Channel Islands to Brittany and then across the Bay of Biscay to cruise along the north and west coasts of Atlantic Spain. She sailed 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 she joined the Tall Ships Fleet in Falmouth for two days of celebrations, followed by a Tall Ships Race finishing off in the Isle of Wight.
2015 - Jolie Brise is overall winner of Tall Ships Races
The first crew of Dauntsey’s pupils joined Jolie Brise in Belfast early in July to race with the Tall Ships fleet through the Outer Hebrides and Shetland Islands to Ålesund in Norway, 60 nautical miles south of the Arctic Circle. This proved to be a challenging race with spells of gale force winds and mountainous seas of over five metres high. After a crew change in Ålesund, all aboard Jolie Brise, enjoyed a more relaxing cruise in company to Kristiansand, where she picked up an award for the youngest crew. Another crew change and a race saw Jolie Brise sailing out in to the North Sea and back through the Skagerrak, ending up in Åalborg in Denmark.
At the end of race 'Jolie Brise' had won 2nd in class and 3rd overall in race leg one, and 3rd in class and 4th overall for race leg two. The combined results made her and Dauntsey’s School 1st in class and 1st overall for the whole of Tallships 2015, beating 77 other ships from all over the world.
The next highlight of the summer sailing season is Sail Amsterdam which starts on 19th August when Jolie Brise will join 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 the Channel Islands.
2016 - Overall Winner of Tallships Races for second year in a row
On Sunday 22 May, Jolie Brise created quite a stir when she sailed into Teignmouth for the first time in 90 years. She last made an appearance here in 1926 after winning the Fastnet race that year.
Jolie Brise and her crew of Dauntsey’s students joined the Tall Ships fleet that sailed over 1,900 nautical miles over 38 days, visiting ports in Belgium, Portugal and Spain.