The Fourth Form at Dauntsey’s and all new Lower Sixth pupils have recently completed their first overnight stay on the Jolie Brise, the Tall Ship owned, maintained and sailed by the pupils.  

The trip provides an introduction to sailing and is a key part of the School’s extensive Adventure Education programme. Toby Marris, Head of Sailing, said:
“For many pupils this will be their first experience of sailing.  Some may never wish to repeat the experience while for some it will be the start of a life-long passion for sailing. The important thing is that everyone will have had a go.”
From this experience the pupils can then decide to join the Dauntsey’s Sailing Club, which is open to all pupils from Year 10 upwards. 
In 2013 Jolie Brise celebrated the centenary anniversary of her construction by the Paumelle yard in Le Havre in 1913. The world famous, gaff-rigged pilot cutter was the last boat to carry the Royal Mail under sail and has won the Fastnet Race three times, including the inaugural race in 1925.  In 2015 she was the overall winner of the Tall Ships Races.
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