Skipper – Gavin Taylor
Gavin comes from a naval family, and has been working in Sail Training for the past decade. He was the skipper of the classic racing yawl Duet, who he took through the famous Fastnet race, until he came to skipper Excelsior in 2014. Gavin is a Yachtmaster Instructor and can help those working towards RYA qualifications. He has a certificate in Coastal Leadership and is passionate about environmental sustainability and connecting people to their natural surroundings.
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!