Excelsior Crew – 2016 Season

Skipper – Gavin Taylor
Gavin comes from a naval family but, despite having started a career in the hotel industry, felt the call of the sea was too great. Having worked through the many qualifications needed, he became skipper of the classic yacht Duet. He has been Excelsior’s skipper for the last two years and now knows how to get the best out of her. He is also a Yachtmaster Instructor so he can help those who are working towards their RYA qualifications.

Our much loved skipper Gavin

Our much loved skipper Gavin

First Mate – Karol Petryka
Karol trained in the world’s largest tall ships but now that he has settled in Suffolk he wants to put his energies into East Anglia’s very own sail training ship.

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!