Jolie Brise round's Fastnet Rock in the Glandore Classic Yacht Regatta
by Brian Carlin on 24 Jul 2013
The 2013 Glandore Classic Regatta each year seems to expands and has attracted more than eighty boats ranging in sizes. Some of the more significant entries including the Jolie Brise.
La Jolie Brise passing the Fastnet Rock, West Cork, Ireland Brian Carlin ©
Jolie Brise is celebrating 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. Jolie Brise is owned, maintained and sailed by the pupils of Dauntsey's School.
Jolie Brise, arguably one of the most famous tall ships in the world, is a 56' gaff-rigged pilot cutter built in Le Havre in 1913, launched by the Paumelle yard to a design by Alexandre Pâris.
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