Sunday, April 16, 2017

A To Z Challenge 2017 – J is for Tall Ship Jolie Brise

JJolie Brise is the truly world famous, 24 metre, Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter.  Built in 1913, some of her many claims to fame include: three times overall winner of the Fastnet Race; daring rescue of the crew of the Adriana in the 1932 Newport-Bermuda race; was the last sailing vessel to carry the Royal Mail under sail; overall winner of Tall Ships Races 1980; overall winner of Tall Ships 2000 Transatlantic Race programme; overall winner Tall Ships Races 2008; overall winner Tall Ships Races 2011, 2015 and 2016.  She has been operated, maintained and owned by Dauntsey's School since 1977.

Over the last 49 years, with Dauntsey's students she has sailed 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle; has travelled as far East as St Petersburg in Russia; as far South as Western Sahara and as far West as South Carolina, and has covered in excess of 175,000 nautical miles.

Going Transatlantic

In 2017,  Jolie Brise will be taking part in the International Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – a 7,000 nautical mile transatlantic race visiting Portugal, Bermuda, America, Canada and France.
Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a maritime celebration that offers all participants a unique chance to embark on this great adventure, whilst commemorating the rich history of sailing in Canada and around the world. This epic event marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces.

Class: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Length: 17.10 m
Height: 20.28 m
Rig: Gaff Cutter
Year built: 1913
Home port: Hamble

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