Sailing Programme 2020
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.
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