Rob Howarth's drone photograph of our Sail Dressing event held at Ness Point, Lowestoft. A team of volunteers from Google travelled from London to help with the sail dressing - an event that's become a regular date in our diary. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day.
Excelsior will be 100 years old in 2021! We’re already planning the ship’s very historic anniversary, including the possibility of a ‘Sea Festival’ in her home port of Lowestoft, and even a one-off voyage to Iceland, if there’s the interest. Please keep an eye on the website and social media to keep up to speed [...]
Please follow the link to our new Residential Sailing brochure and other forms that you will require to book with us. TheExcelsiorTrustBOOKLET A5 Booking Form including T&C - Group 2018 Booking Form including T&C - Individual 2018 Booking Form including T&C - Individual Day Sail 2018 Excelsior House Rules Group Leader Emergency contact Form 2018 [...]
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 [...]
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!