Excelsior - our 77' Lowestoft fishing smack

Excelsior

The Excelsior Trust offers educational and youth sailing charters as part of a wider life skills programme. Throughout its 25 year history thousands of young people have sailed aboard Excelsior and, through the challenging environment that sailing this traditionally built boat provides, have developed a better awareness of themselves and the world around them.

Excelsior is also available for charters and day sails for families, social groups and individuals who want to experience sailing aboard one of the 60 most important historic ships in Britain. Lovingly restored to her original 1921 condition, Excelsior is a regular participant in maritime events and races around the UK and Europe and berths are available to anyone who wishes to be part of her adventures! See our ‘Events’ page for more details.

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Excelsior offers a unique sailing experience for anyone with a spirit of adventure! She was designed to tackle the demands of the North Sea, and thus her performance under sail is comfortable yet quick, very stable and with a spacious deck area. Her deck layout and rig are almost totally authentic - very easy to work. The Trust welcomes individual voyagers and groups and recognises the very different needs of both, but for everyone Excelsior can offer an unforgettable experience aboard a unique historic sailing vessel. Click the button below to see how you can book today!

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Fundraising

Refurbishment is an ongoing process and it will be for the rest of her sea going life. At The Excelsior Trust we need to appeal in hope that charitable trusts and foundations will continue to help us fulfil our mandate of transforming young people's lives at sea. Please click the button below to find out how you can help.

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NEW! Join our festive gathering!

We have lots to tell you about Excelsior's 2014 season and many stories to share about Hurricane Bertha, Disney and Lewis Carroll as well as the young people who've enjoyed the 'Excelsior Experience'.

Join us for drinks and nibbles at Mandells Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich on Friday 19th December, 6-8pm and hear about our exciting plans for 2015 too!

Please email us here to get your name on the list - we look forward to seeing you!

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