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Farewell to First Mate Karol Petryka

During April 2018 we say farewell and the best of luck to our First Mate Karol Petryka. Karol joined us back in 2015 as Bosun, before quickly filling the role of First Mate by the end of that season. His skills on the Fore deck have been welcome, and with the crew naming him as [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Tribute to John Rochester 1934 – 2017

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 [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Gavin working on Excelsior by Kate Batchelor Nov 2016

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 [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gavin working on Excelsior by Kate Batchelor Nov 2016

Excelsior LT472 Sailing Calendar for 2017 Launches

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 [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Excelsior LT472 Sailing Calendar for 2017 Launches

Late season availability

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Late season availability

Bill Ewen Memorial in Lowestoft

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

By | April 13th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bill Ewen Memorial in Lowestoft

Excelsior Wins Award from National Historic Ships

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 [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Excelsior Wins Award from National Historic Ships