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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 [...]

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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

Excelsior Boat is nearly complete!

By | November 23rd, 2017|News|

With thanks to the Lowestoft IBTC and the Setterfield Trust Excelsior's little boat is nearly complete and will join us for our social Hear, the IBTC show what they've been up to in their latest newsletter and by kind permission see below some of the IBTC's work this year. IBTC trainees and staff working [...]

Tribute to John Rochester 1934 – 2017

By | November 19th, 2017|News|

John Rochester Dies John Rochester, one of The Trust’s most down-to-earth and practical supporters, sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th November 2017.  John was one of the World’s larger-than-life characters whom I first met when, as the ‘John’ of John Martin Construction, he was main contractor for the re-construction of the entrance of the Yacht [...]

Winter is here!

By | October 24th, 2017|News|

With a blustery end of the season concluding with a sadly cancelled Day Sail on Saturday we say a MASSIVE well done to all the crew and volunteers who have made this season a great one! Starting with the Baltic adventures, some great weather across to Holland, exploring Norway, covering some great Comp Crew Training [...]

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