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Copenhagen to Gothenburg – Mooring in Gottskär May 2017

By | May 8th, 2017|Ship's Log|

Following Excelsior's departure from Lowestoft on the 22nd April, she has made it across the North Sea, through the Kiel Canal and up along the coast of Sweden, arriving in gottskär on the evening of 4th May 2017 on her way to Gothenburg, due 7th May. Below are a few shots courtesy of Peter Taylor Photography, who [...]

Scandinavia 2016

By | April 11th, 2017|News|

In May I joined EXCELSIOR at L.ngedrag just south of Gothenburg (flight to Gothenburg c/o Ryanair for less than Åí30). This was one of those periods when schools do not book EXCELSIOR, because of STATS in this instance, so those joining were an adult group including a couple of graphic designers, a costume designer, [...]

Gavin working on Excelsior by Kate Batchelor Nov 2016

By | November 29th, 2016|News|

Kate first met the trust last year when on board Deodar. Thanks to Kate for sharing this beautiful sketch of our Skipper working hard on the hull of Excelsior. We are loving this image, and would love to start collecting any art work that has been produced of the crew, our voyage crew or the [...]

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Excelsior LT472 Sailing Calendar for 2017 Launches

By | October 31st, 2016|News|

Sailing Calendar for 2017 Launches Whilst our Winter Refit gets underway, we are pleased to announce our 2017 season sailing calendar is drafted up! This is by no means set in stone as it is a working document, you may find there are tweaks here and there as the season progresses. We have already started [...]

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Late season availability

By | June 1st, 2016|News|

LATE SEASON SAIL SALE! Excelsior is offering fantastic bargains on its late season sale sails! Here is your chance to sail on board one of the nation’s sixty most important historic ships - recently awarded Regional Flagship of the Year 2016! See below for availability and cost. All voyages are inclusive of accommodation and full [...]

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Bill Ewen Memorial in Lowestoft

By | April 13th, 2016|News|

There will be an open-air Memorial Service for Bill in Lowestoft Harbour on the Bandstand Quay which is behind EXCELSIOR’s usual berth in the Yacht Basin  - off the South Pier near the RNLI shop - on Tuesday 26th April at 12.00.  There is parking nearby on Royal Green, off Marine Parade at NR33 0QL

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Excelsior Wins Award from National Historic Ships

By | April 12th, 2016|News|

Excelsior wins FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Excelsior, the historic Lowestoft sailing trawler has won a regional Flagship award from National Historic Ships UK. The award has been given in recognition of the commitment that Excelsior gives promoting historic ships in her home cruising grounds and her 2016 Shipshape East Anglia programme, which extends across [...]

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Welcome to new Bosun!

By | April 4th, 2016|News|

Welcome to new Excelsior Bosun – Vincent Vigo-Di-Gallidoro! Suffolk-based Vincent has been involved with Excelsior as part of his volunteer work with The Princes Trust. He has RYA Competent Crew and Watch Leader qualifications and brings with him welcome catering skills

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