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

By | April 24th, 2018|Events, Ship's Log|

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 [...]

Welcome to our new First Mate for 2018

By | April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We are very pleased to welcome aboard our newest recruit to join the Excelsior team, Barbara Ramseier! Barbara joins us from sailing traditional wooden vessels throughout the Arctic, sailing adult charters in and around Iceland and Norway. Having been a friend of the ships for a number of years, the time has found itself right [...]

Farewell to First Mate Karol Petryka

By | April 17th, 2018|News|

During April 2018 we say farewell and the best of luck to our First Mate Karol Petryka. Karol joined us back in 2015 as Bosun, before quickly filling the role of First Mate by the end of that season. His skills on the Fore deck have been welcome, and with the crew naming him as [...]

Refit Progress 2018 Part 2

By | April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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!

Contemplating a trip in the Baltic this summer?

By | February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | January 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

New Year new challenge! Excelsior’s 2018 season is OPEN!

By | January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Have you booked your berth on board Excelsior yet for 2018? Be it for your group, or as an individual looking for your own challenge, now is the time to reserve your bunk! With some fantastic season launch day sails in Ipswich in April from just £75 pp to full week North Sea Crossings to [...]