We entered our new ship’s boat for the National Historic Ships “Martyn Heighton Award for Conservation” (https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/197) and won a Highly Commended Award ‘for the research, workmanship and the conservation methodology applied’. The boat was built by Lowestoft’s International Boatbuilding Training College. 14’ 6” long, made from larch and oak it’s a ‘proper’ sea boat, [...]
Rob Howarth's drone photograph of our Sail Dressing event held at Ness Point, Lowestoft. A team of volunteers from Google travelled from London to help with the sail dressing - an event that's become a regular date in our diary. Thanks to everyone who helped on the day.
Excelsior will be 100 years old in 2021! We’re already planning the ship’s very historic anniversary, including the possibility of a ‘Sea Festival’ in her home port of Lowestoft, and even a one-off voyage to Iceland, if there’s the interest. Please keep an eye on the website and social media to keep up to speed [...]
Submit your entry Calling all those who’ve taken amazing photos of Excelsior. National Historic Ships have launched their 2019 Photographic Competition. Take a look – and submit an entry. You never know what might happen! https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/nhs_menu_nav/78
Our 2018 April Day Sails were some of the sunniest, and on Sunday, we managed to get some wonderful sailing in, donning just T shirts. Whilst out, local photographer Kevin Jay was also out and about capturing footage of the day's activities. Kevin has kindly shared this images with us, and they are rather [...]
A Small bit of Boat Hopping... Excelsior Volunteer Will Paterson spent some of the 2017 season on another vessel, Boy Leslie, a British Smack who is run and maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers, chaired by Bjorn Abrahamsen, a good friend to Excelsior and her crew. Will joined the crew of Boy Leslie taking part [...]
With a blustery end of the season concluding with a sadly cancelled Day Sail on Saturday we say a MASSIVE well done to all the crew and volunteers who have made this season a great one! Starting with the Baltic adventures, some great weather across to Holland, exploring Norway, covering some great Comp Crew Training [...]