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"
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
Our Day Sails in Ipswich to start the season has begun to be a celebrated Annual event. Here are a collection of memories from our 2017 Day Sails, with thanks to contributors who attended the days. We are already looking forward to 2018, where we will again be hosting a number of day's sailing down [...]