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Contacts and Charter

Charter Information

Jolie Brise sleeps ten people (plus the skipper and first mate).

Cost of Charter - to be negotiated by Skipper and interested party - includes skipper, first mate, diesel, mooring fees, use of Henri Lloyd waterproofs (if required) and food, but does not include alcoholic drinks.


Launched at Le Havre in 1913, Jolie Brise was the penultimate Gaff Cutter in the Pilot service before the changeover from sail to steam.

  1. Gaff-rigged pilot cutter
  2. Length with Bowsprit - 22.5m
  3. Length overall - 17.06m
  4. Length waterline - 14.63m
  5. Beam - 4.63m
  6. Draught - 3.1m
  7. Tonnage - 44 T.M.
  8. Construction - 2 inch oak on 5 inch grown-oak frames. Iron keel with lead internal ballast.


Toby Marris (Head of Sailing)
Dauntsey's School
West Lavington
Nr Devizes
Witshire SN10 4HE
Tel +44 (0)1380 814630

Jolie Brise

Jolie Brise, arguably one of the most famous tall ships in the world, has been sailed and maintained by pupils from Dauntsey's School for 43 years.

A Potted History

The sailing club was started around 43 years ago by pupils, helped by a housemaster.