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Sad loss to the UK Shanty Crew

It with great sadness that Excelsior and her crew learnt of the loss of Dominic Dowsey-Magog this week. Dominic was a fantastic Shanty Singer, and great supporter of Excelsior and friend to her crew. His talent has been enjoyed by many across not only the UK, but throughout, taking part in many different festivals over [...]

By | April 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Refit Progress 2018 Part 2

As we take on the task of shaping and creating our new Bow Sprit, our skilled and Talented Crew have done a fabulous job of successfully taking on this task all in house. See below a small gallery of snaps of the progress of this work, which along with our crew, involved many volunteers!

By | April 4th, 2018|News, Volunteers|0 Comments

Contemplating a trip on Excelsior this summer?

Thinking of joining Excelsior during one of her legs this summer? below are some beautiful words shared by one of our customers recently who sailed with us on a trip from Gothenburg to Oslo on a six night voyage. Excelsior Excelsior has been the most amazing experience in more ways than I ever could have [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

National Historic Ships UK secures full National Lottery grant for skills training project!

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is to receive a National Lottery grant of £403,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future Programme for its Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 project, it was announced today. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will build on a previous project supported by [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Refit Progress 2017/18

Here we will share the progress of our Winter Refit. To date we have achieved the following:- Slipped - 6th November 2017 Excelsior on the slips 6th november Stripped the hull and received the timer timber delivered for plank and bowspirt 16 november 2017 Removed the four sections of rotten plank [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Excelsior Boat is nearly complete!

With thanks to the Lowestoft IBTC and the Setterfield Trust Excelsior's little boat is nearly complete and will join us for our social Hear, the IBTC show what they've been up to in their latest newsletter and by kind permission see below some of the IBTC's work this year. IBTC trainees and staff working [...]

By | November 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Tribute to John Rochester 1934 – 2017

John Rochester Dies John Rochester, one of The Trust’s most down-to-earth and practical supporters, sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th November 2017.  John was one of the World’s larger-than-life characters whom I first met when, as the ‘John’ of John Martin Construction, he was main contractor for the re-construction of the entrance of the Yacht [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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