Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Jolie Brise"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Jolie Brise, Werner Jurkowski, Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001 , 08/2001

Source, location, date:
Werner Jurkowski,
Sail Esbjerg / Cutty Sark 2001,

Jolie Brise, Thad Koza (, k.A. / unknown , 07/2009

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (,
k.A. / unknown,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Jolie Brise
Registered port:Hamble
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Year built:1913
Yard:Paumelle, Le Havre
Overall length:17.10 m
Length (hull):14.60 m
Breadth:4.60 m
Draught:3.10 m
Sail area:228 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 31 Mar 2000

  • originally launched in Le Havre in 1913, built by Paumelle
  • used as pilot cutter and the as fishing-boat in the Bay of Biscay, carried the Royal Mail across the Atlantic
  • won the first famous ocean race Fastnet in 1925
  • 1926 5th in der Bermuda race and awarded the Blue Water Medal
  • 1928 2nd in der Fastnet Race
  • 1929 and 1930 winner of the Fastnet Race
  • 1932 rescue of thge crew of "Adriana", awarded the Blue Water Dedal
  • 1945 sold to Portugal
  • 1977 purchased by the Dauntsey's School Sailing Club
  • 1980, 1986 successful participation in the Tall Ships Race
  • 1991-93 major refit of the ship
  • 1993 first Fastnet Race since 1931
  • 1994 circumnavigation of the United Kingdom, 1996 visit to Lisbon, 1997 voyage to the Arctic
  • 1998, 1999 participation in Tall Ships Races
  • she will take part in the Tall Ships Race 2,000 across the Atlantic

Last tracked position of the ship:

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Last tracked position of the ship Jolie Brise


Website (English, 25 May 2000):
The Jolie Brise homepage: a lot of photos, her remarkable history, about her operator the Dauntsey's School Sailing Club, her participation on the Tall-Ships 2000 race, online shop and contact address

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
Page: 151 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 99 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data