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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 [...]

Welcome to our new First Mate for 2018

By | April 17th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

Sad loss to the UK Shanty Crew

By | April 14th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

Refit Progress 2018 Part 2

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

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 on Excelsior this summer?

By | February 19th, 2018|News|

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|News|

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 [...]

Cards for sale

By | December 1st, 2017|News|

Excelsior Christmas Cards are here ! We are really proud of the gorgeous shot of our pretty lady moored in Norway from this season, and so we decided to make some Christmas Cards. Offered in packs of 10, with a festive message inside and great quality red envelopes these won't be about for long for [...]

Refit Progress 2017/18

By | November 29th, 2017|News|

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 [...]