We have added a virtual tour of the ship to the Explore Excelsior section of the website. Use the arrows to move around the full length of the deck.
Our reward-driven crowdfunding campaign was launched at 11.00am on Thursday 7th May. After 28 days our supporters have raised an amazing £7000 towards our mission to #KeepExcelsiorSailing. Thank you all so much. The reward day sails , voyages etc will be made available to our generous supporters as soon as conditions allow. We will keep [...]
Excelsior Trust Newsletter April 2020 - Spring Update Covid 19 Response - Sailing Season Currently Suspended Greetings from Excelsior Lots of news, activity, and inspiring ideas to report, but of course no sailing at this current time. Many Sail Training organizations have simply shut up shop and gone home but we are intent on maintaining [...]
Some folks may know that part of our winter/spring refit this year has been making a new bowsprit for Excelsior. Well, we're done! Soon we'll post a video showing some of the finer details of this process but in the meantime... As part of our epic mission to get the new bowsprit in place, here's [...]
We wish you were here! Although we aren't in a position to welcome aboard guests at the moment due to the restrictions on non-essential travel - once we get the go-ahead to resume sailing, we will hit the seas running! Wishing you and your loves one's safety and comfort during this time of social isolation. [...]
With the start of the sailing season suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the opportunity to give you the opportunity to Explore Excelsior, the boat, and her history online with a new "Explore Excelsior" section of our website. http://www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/discover.
The Tom Crisp Sailing Scholarships 2020 Applications for the 2020 Scholarships are invited. The closing date is 20th March Awarded by The Excelsior Trust for up to four young people from East Anglia THE SAILING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Scholarships will enable rhree young people the opportunity to sail with Excelsior this summer TOM CRISP: The 2020 [...]
We entered our new ship’s boat for the National Historic Ships “Martyn Heighton Award for Conservation” (https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/197) and won a Highly Commended Award ‘for the research, workmanship and the conservation methodology applied’. The boat was built by Lowestoft’s International Boatbuilding Training College. 14’ 6” long, made from larch and oak it’s a ‘proper’ sea boat, [...]