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Sail Training Voyage

Great for group bookings for young people or adults.

Leaving the Heritage Quay in Lowestoft you will sail with EXCELSIOR for 4 nights before disembarking in London.

Join EXCELSIOR, one of Lowestoft’s last remaining Smacks still in service for a voyage exploring the east coast and the Thames Estuary.

With the challenge of navigating both the North Sea and the Thames Estuary, entering into a full ships watch system.

Please note that the following  itinerary is entirely dependent on the skippers final decision taking into account wind and weather conditions on the day.

8th September embark 12 noon

9th September day sail arriving Harwich in the afternoon /evening

10th September Harwich to an anchorage off Southend

11th September Southend up the Thames to St Katherines Docks in the Heart of Central London

12th September disembark by 9am

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 programme 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 cost of a voyage for U25s is £95 per night with 12 berths available (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.  The cost per night for over 25s is £125.

OVER 14 Year olds 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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