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Jolie Brise, one of the most famous pilot cutters in the world and the star of this year's Glandore Classic Regatta , rounded the Fastnet Rock today as part of the 80–boat historic Glandore fleet.

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.

The 56' gaff-rigged pilot cutter built in Le Havre in 1913, launched by the Paumelle yard to a design by Alexandre Pâris.

Article from 'Afloat' Magazine, Ireland.  See some fantastic photos of Jolie Brise rounding the rock here.