The Sailing Club

Dauntsey's School Sailing Club sails and maintains the Jolie Brise under the command of full-time skipper, Toby Marris, and first mate, Adam Seager. During the spring, summer and half-term holidays Jolie Brise cruises to almost anywhere in Europe; Spain, Portugal, Iceland, Norway and the Shetland Islands to name but a few. She often takes part in the Tall Ships' races, and she annually competes in the Round the Island Race as well.

Membership costs £15 per term and cruises cost extra depending on cruise length and travel costs to, and from, the boat. There are also Old Dauntseian and Associate Members (many of whom are parents of pupils at school) who are invited to sail on the boat from time to time.

During the winter months there are working parties both at School and on the boat in the Hamble to help maintain her in good condition.

The Sailing Club is completely voluntary and is open to all pupils at Dauntsey's from Year 10 upwards. Pupil members of the Sailing Club who have left Dauntsey's are encouraged to re-join, and a good proportion always do. People who have chartered Jolie Brise very often join the Sailing Club as Associate Members.

If you would like to become a pupil or associate member, are interested in chartering Jolie Brise, or feel you can help the club in any way, please contact Toby Marris.

Sailing on Jolie Brise is a big confidence builder. I see our pupils walking taller when they come off the boat.

Head of sailing, toby marris

Please contact Toby Marris

Toby Marris (Head of Sailing), Dauntsey's School Sailing Club, West Lavington, Devizes,Wiltshire SN10 4HE Telephone: +44 (0)1380 814630 Email:

A celebration of 100 years under sail.

Crews must work together

Crews regularly see whales and dolphins; they’ve seen waterspouts and storm petrels landing on the deck. One crew played football against a team from a Norwegian ship at midnight in the Arctic, another saw Independence Day fireworks in New York Harbour.

To sail Jolie Brise, crews must work together, through night and day, often in adverse weather. Pupils will take a night watch, may climb the mast to fix a sail, learn to navigate, as well as taking their turn in the galley to cook a meal.

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