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Sail Training Voyage

Great for group bookings for young people or adults.

Leaving Ipswich Haven Marina you will sail with EXCELSIOR for 6 nights finishing in her home port of Lowestoft.

Join EXCELSIOR, one of Lowestoft’s last remaining Smacks still in service, on one of her hops across to Holland and exploring all of the Netherlands this season.

With the challenge of crossing the North Sea, entering into a full ships watch system you will sail into the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer, you may also have the opportunity of topping off at the Texel Island and various others to explore. Sailing past Amsterdam, taking in Enkhuizen to embark on the 24 hours voyage back across the North Sea. Spending at least one night at anchor and having at least one BBQ on the beach you will certainly get to make some memories to last a life time.

We can tailor this voyage to suit your group – it can be great for Youth Voyage / D of E / Schools as its a perfect residential sailing experience. With the skills our crew hold in both coaching and sailing training, no matter the background of those who sail with us, they will still gain the memories to last a life time.

Coupled with our own Youth development program we also offer the opportunity for group to take part in the RYA Start Yachting Scheme, which challenges individuals on their nautical skills and abilities, including navigation and chart work, helming (steering) and rope work, allowing you to come away with a good understanding of the basics of life at sea.

The whole ship cost of the voyage is usually £6480 group – sailing up to 12 (usually made up of 10 and 2 group leaders) inclusive of all on board food and refreshments. However, we can subsidise this cost by utilising the Excelsior Trust Bursary fund to enable as many people as possible to access this sail training. We also work with local and national organisations that we can put you in touch with to further subsidise the costs.

PASSPORT NEEDED VOYAGE – get in touch to find out about group passports or UK only trips.

OVER 14 Year old’s only – Life at sea can be tough, we want you to enjoy it still!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT – Have a read through a typical week on board EXCELSIOR – What to Expect on Board

VOYAGE KIT LIST – Find out what you would need to bring (in reality, you need only a sleeping bag and a spirit of adventure!) – Voyage Kit list 2018 Season

BOOKING FORM – Complete this and return it to us to book your trip – Booking Form including T&C – Group 2018

FIND OUT MORE FIRST? – Have a read through our comprehensive guide to our Sail Training Trips – TheExcelsiorTrustBOOKLET A5

Have a question? get in touch, you can call us on 0845 308 2323 or email sailing@excelsiortrust.co.uk 

 

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