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Please note that passage plans for all youth group voyages can be adapted to UK waters only

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Leaving the Heritage Quay in Lowestoft you will sail with EXCELSIOR for 5 nights before finishing back in the Heritage Quay in Lowestoft.

Rarely available for individuals, you can join EXCELSIOR, one of Lowestoft’s last remaining Smacks still in service, on one of her hops across to Holland and explore 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.

If you have a group of friends or family you can charter the whole boat for the voyage! We can tailor this voyage to suit your group – it can be great for Stag & Hen Groups (although it’s dry ship ship at sea), 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 or interests of those who sail with us, they will still gain the memories to last a lifetime.

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.

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

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

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

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 


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