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Sail Training Voyage – Individuals and D of E award participants

Please note: This voyage is currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact us for more details.
Great for young people or adults. Ideal for those looking for a Gold Residential provider for their D of E award scheme.

Leaving the Heritage Quay in Lowestoft you will sail with EXCELSIOR for 6 nights before finishing back in the Heritage Quay in 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.

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 ( plus 6% online booking fee) per night with 12 berths available  inclusive of all on board food and refreshments. However, we can potentially 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.(plus 6% online booking fee)

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!

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


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

Have a question? or interested in making a group booking then get in touch, you can call us on 0845 308 2323 or email 

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