30th September 2020 — The trip provides an introduction to sailing and is a key part of the School’s extensive Adventure Education programme.
The annual sail usually involves an overnight stay on Jolie Brise but, due to current Department of Education regulations, the trip was adapted to be just a full day of sailing with pupils remaining in their House ‘bubbles’, supported by a Skipper, First Mate and Bosun, all from the School’s Sailing Staff.
On board, pupils took part in every aspect of sailing a Tall Ship. They also learnt about the incredible history of this world-famous boat.
Toby Marris, Head of Sailing, Dauntsey’s said: “It was a great opportunity to take the pupils out to sea and we had fantastic clear day. Few of them had sailed before – and some may never wish to repeat the experience – but the important thing is that everyone had a go and went home with some great memories. Everyone remembers their first trip on Jolie Brise.”