Sailing Programme 2019
In 2017, Jolie Brise took part in the International Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – a 10,000 nautical mile transatlantic race visiting Portugal, Bermuda, America, Canada and France.
Pupils have crossed the Atlantic on Jolie Brise previously in 2000 and 2009. In 2017, the Captain, first mate and bosun on the leg from Portugal to Bermuda were all former pupils whose love of sailing was sparked by their experiences on Jolie Brise whilst at Dauntsey's.
In 2018, Jolie Brise competed in the 2018 Tall Ships Races. Four fantastic cities and two challenging races across the North Sea made these races a spectacular event.
The Tall Ships fleet embarked on an invigorating voyage across the North Sea, from Sunderland, UK to Esbjerg, Denmark. The international fleet then undertook a breath-taking cruise-in-company between Denmark and Norway, before racing down to The Netherlands.
Highlights for our pupils were the maritime celebrations at each port. Throughout their arrivals, crowds lined the harbour sides, giving the Tall Ships fleet a much deserved and warm welcome.
- Easter Cruise 1
- Easter Cruise 2
- Norwegian Nights
- North Sea Capers
- Arctic Capers
- Arctic Capers in Reverse
- The Highland Fling
“The Shake Down” – Friday 27th March to Thursday 2nd April (7 days)
Jolie Brise’s first off-shore cruise of the year. A severn-day cruise, hopefully going to France and the Channel Islands (weather permitting) but mainly focussing on the students achieving their RYA Competent Crew Certificate during this cruise.
“The Competent Crew’s Cruise” – Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th April (5 days)
A five-day cruise, perhaps going to France and the Channel Islands (weather permitting) but mainly focussing on the students achieving their RYA Competent Crew Certificate
Saturday 13th July – Tuesday 23rd July (10 days)
[Fredrikstad, Norway to Bergen, Norway]
Joining the Tall Ships fleet in Fredrikstad, to enjoy the festivities with the anticipated quarter of a million spectators, before cruising with the entire Tall Ships fleet, through the Skagerrak, possibly visiting Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and lots of spectacular Norwegian Fjords with amazing wildlife. There will be a lot of socialising with crews from other Tall Ships and local Norwegians.
As this is a Tall Ships Event you MUST have had your 15th birthday by 13 July.
Tuesday 23rd July – Monday 5th August (13 days)
[Bergen, Norway to Faroe Islands]
Taking part in the end of the Tall Ships Festival in Bergen, then cruising through the astounding Norwegian Fjords, before heading across the North Sea to the remote but beautiful Shetland Islands. Then sailing on to the Faroe Islands, which are famous for their abundance of sub-arctic wildlife, incredible geography and their own unique culture. We will spend some time cruising through the islands and meeting local youth.
Suitable for everyone.
Monday 5th August – Wednesday 21st August (17 days) including Iceland Trek 17 – 21st August)
[Faroe Islands to Iceland]
Cruising around the remarkable Faroe Islands, before heading North to South East Iceland, cruising the East Icelandic Fjords. Meeting up with pupils on Summer Cruise 4 at Seydisfjodur, swapping over for a four-day camping and four-wheel drive expedition across Iceland to Reykjavik to fly home. This will be a truly remarkable trip, going to places you won’t easily ever be able to again.
Tuesday 13th August – Monday 26th August (13 days) includes Iceland Trek 13 – 17 August
[Iceland to Faroe Islands]
Flying to Reykjavik, West Iceland, then a four-day camping and four-wheel drive expedition across Iceland before joining Jolie Brise in Seydisfjodur on the East Coast of Iceland. Cruising the East Icelandic Fjords before sailing to the fascinating Faroe Islands sailing round the archipelago meeting local Faroe Island youth. This will be a truly remarkable trip, going to places you won’t easily ever be able to again.
Monday 26th August – Thursday 5th September (10 days)
[Faroe Islands to West Coast of Scotland]
Flying to Torshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands, to join Jolie Brise to cruise around this remarkable group of islands, before heading South to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Cruising the Outer Hebrides and North West Coast of Scotland, before finishing in Oban. Another remarkable trip, visiting some of the most remote parts of the United Kingdom.
I have sailed on Jolie Brise in Norway, and across the Bay of Biscay to Portugal, but the highlight for me was sailing across the North Atlantic for 19 days. I have seen incredible things that I could not have experienced anywhere else. It has been life-changing.
sixth former, Harriet