What we do

Educational Charters

Tailor-made to your youth group or school, our educational charters are a fun and hands-on way to get every young person involved. We even offer a resource pack so you can take life on board ship into the classroom!

Corporate Charters

From day sails to 7-day voyages, our corporate charters offer a unique teambuilding experience for all ages and abilities. Your employees will learn new skills and develop bonds through shared experiences on board.

Sailing Holidays

Whether you are on your own or part of a group, our sailing holidays offer a perfect way to meet new people, discover places only accessible by boat and learn to sail a traditional wooden ship. Join us for a day sail or a voyage to Europe and we will guarantee you an enjoyable, exhilarating experience. No experience is necessary – our friendly crew are experienced in showing newbies the ropes!

Gallery 2015

Latest Blog

Sailing Calendar for 2016 now online!

Sail with us in 2016! Our latest calendar is online and bookings have been coming in thick and fast. We’re doing loads in Northern Europe with trips to Gothenburg, Oslo and Copenhagen to name but a few. Whether you’re a complete novice or experienced sailor we guarantee you’ll have a great time on board. Check

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Christmas Gathering 2015

It was really great to see so many friends, old and new, at Mandells Gallery on Thursday 10th December. Thank you all for your support – we’re looking forward to an exciting 2016! Thanks were given too with a lovely decanter and an appropriately named bottle of wine to Excelsior’s President Geoffrey Copeman CBE, DL

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Come to our Christmas Gathering!

We would be delighted if you could join us in Norwich on Thursday 10th December for a pre-Christmas social event in the atmospheric surroundings of Mandells Gallery in Elm Hill. Once again the Allen family are kindly supporting Excelsior Trust by providing the venue. The gallery will be showing their Christmas exhibition with some traditional

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Changes at the Excelsior Trust

February has seen some changes at the Excelsior Trust, including the appointment of a new Trustee and the departure of a valuable team member. The Trust is delighted that Ron Mitchell has agreed to become a Trustee. Ron has played a pivotal role over the past few years and is a much valued contributor to

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Christmas Gathering goes with a swing!

Thank you to all who attended our Christmas get-together at Mandells Gallery last night. The evening was a fantastic success, with the re-formed Excelsior Shanty Band providing musical entertainment and a very heartfelt contribution from Alex reminding us why we are all involved in this project. We were delighted to present Bob Lambert with our

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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

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Excelsior is involved in something exciting in Gloucester

Take a look! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-28844711    

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The Excelsior in this month’s Suffolk Magazine

The Excelsior has been featured in the August 2014 edition of the Suffolk Magazine. You can download the four page article here. Suffolk Mag Page 1 – August 14 Suffolk Mag Page 2 – August 14 Suffolk Mag Page 3 – August 14 Suffolk Mag Page 4 – August 14

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Training Aboard Excelsior

Many yachtsmen want to extend their sailing experience to commercial gaff sail by training aboard EXCELSIOR, for which we do not charge any more than the standard voyage fees – even though EXCELSIOR is one of only a handful of large gaffers under the British Flag that are authentically rigged (as opposed to having been

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Falmouth to Greenwich Regatta – Trainee funding, and PR

Trainee Funding Trainee funding is now available via ASTO for trainees taking part in the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. The funding comes from Sail Training International and is administered by ASTO. Approximately £4500 is available. Criteria Trainees must have genuine need for the funding and would be unable to participate without. Trainees

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Join Excelsior for the British leg of the Tall Ships Race

Join Excelsior for the British leg of the Tall Ships Race and have the experience of a lifetime! Excelsior is participating in what will be one of the biggest international sailing events to be held in English waters. We have berths available where as part of the crew you will sail alongside over 35 tall

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Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Race – 30 August to 7 September 2014

Join Excelsior for the British leg of the Tall Ships Race and have the experience of a lifetime   Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Race 30 August to 7 September 2014 Falmouth     Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 August Excelsior will arrive in Falmouth on the 28th August.  Those joining her for the Race need to

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New crew for Excelsior and places available for Tall Ships Race

Press Information 10.2.14 Excelsior, the Lowestoft-based 91yr old sailing trawler is gearing up for the 2014 season with a new crew in place. Skipper Gavin Taylor has extensive knowledge of sailing tall ships. He has sailed round Britain and Europe, including Round Britain in 2012 and the Fastnet Race in 2013. He has been working

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April 11th, 2014 – Come to our event!

We’re delighted to invite you to a special 2014 date – to hear good news about Excelsior, meet her new skipper and mate, and see our latest film promoting her use to schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, also special needs parties and other charter groups. Naturally, as ever, she is also available for YOU to

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We have a new website!

If you’re reading this post then you’ll already be visiting our brand new website! It works on tablets and mobiles too. Take a look around!

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If you've spotted Excelsior out and about or you've sailed with us and have images to share, we'd love to see them! Email them to marketing@excelsiortrust.co.uk and we'll share them via our Gallery.