Competition – Name our sails for a chance to win a day trip on Excelsior

By | March 26th, 2019|Events, News|

Quiz Time Robs drone photograph of our Sail Dressing event of too good an opportunity to miss to have a sail identification quiz ! ........ If you think you know our sails send us an email to sailing@excelsiortrust.co.uk with your name and address identifying the name of as many sails as you can and you [...]

Centenary 2021

By | March 26th, 2019|Events, News|

Excelsior will be 100 years old in 2021! We’re already planning the the ship’s very historic anniversary, including the possibility of a ‘Sea Festival’ in her home port of Lowestoft, and even a one-off voyage to Iceland, if there’s the interest. Please keep an eye on the website and social media to keep up to [...]

2019 Crew now complete

By | March 26th, 2019|News|

With the welcome recent addition of Mette Bundvad as Bosun, our 2019 crew is now complete!  Take a look at the full line up of Jim, Karol, Isaac, Mette and Janice so you can get to know them better.  They are all itching to get sailing.  Shakedown sails will begin on the 1st April with the [...]

National Historic Ships Photographic Competition 2019

By | March 26th, 2019|News, Volunteers|

Submit your entry Calling all those who’ve taken amazing photos of Excelsior.  National Historic Ships have launched their 2019 Photographic Competition.  Take a look – and submit an entry.  You never know what might happen! https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/78


By | September 4th, 2018|News|

Please follow the link to our new Residential Sailing brochure and other forms that you will require to book with us. TheExcelsiorTrustBOOKLET A5 Booking Form including T&C - Group 2018 Booking Form including T&C - Individual 2018 Booking Form including T&C - Individual Day Sail 2018 Excelsior House Rules Group Leader Emergency contact Form 2018 [...]

Maintenance work August 2018

By | September 3rd, 2018|News|

Our dedicated and skilled First Mate Isaac Erdman shares his work:- "Today I did a thing! Scarfed in a new section of oak on EXCELSIOR's pin rail where the jib halyard has been wearing it away"  

Aerial view of our home port : 2018

By | September 3rd, 2018|News|

This week we had the pleasure of viewing Excelsior home port and winter resting place from the sky with thanks to aerial footage captured by Brett Ford. As Excelsior gets ready for her tour of Denmark, you can see her stocking up in Oulton Broad yesterday before meeting her next crew in the Heritage Quay [...]

Oostende Voor Anker 2018

By | May 23rd, 2018|Ship's Log|

15 - 05 - 2018 As one of the UK's top 60 most historic ships, Excelsior likes to get about and be seen. This week we hopped across to the Oostende Voor Anker festival in Oostende to join this great gathering of over 140 vessels. We were joined with our adult charters, a mix [...]

Excelsior Spotted sailing along the Orwell near Pin Mill: 2018

By | April 24th, 2018|News|

Our 2018 April Day Sails were some of the sunniest, and on Sunday, we managed to get some wonderful sailing in, donning just T shirts. Whilst out, local photographer Kevin Jay was also out and about capturing footage of the day's activities. Kevin has kindly shared this images with us, and they are rather [...]

Limfjorden Rundt 2017 – With Boy Leslie

By | April 18th, 2018|Events, Volunteers|

A Small bit of Boat Hopping... Excelsior Volunteer Will Paterson spent some of the 2017 season on another vessel, Boy Leslie, a British Smack who is run and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers, chaired by Bjorn Abrahamsen, a good friend to Excelsior and her crew. Will joined the crew of Boy Leslie taking part [...]