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Excelsior receives the Freedom of Lowestoft!

We are delighted to announce that both Excelsior’s Vice President John Wylson and the vessel itself have been awarded the Freedom of the Town of Lowestoft! This is the first time Lowestoft Town Council has awarded the Freedom to an inanimate object (Excelsior, of course, not John!) and we couldn’t be more proud. In fact [...]

By | July 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Excelsior’s Centenary Celebrations

As it has been necessary to postpone both our major Centenary celebrations this year due to Covid, we are busy re-scheduling the Gala Dinner at Somerleyton Hall and the International Smack Race off Lowestoft Ness to take place next year. We will be holding the Gala Dinner at Somerleyton Hall, as guests of The [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

Heritage Open Days – September 2021

We are keen that Excelsior is celebrated as the last working example of an authentic Lowestoft sailing trawler, the sort that brought fabulous wealth to the town in late Victorian and early Edwardian times. To that end she will be welcoming visitors during some of the national Heritage Open Days in September.  Excelsior will [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

Hot News!

Although our season has been delayed and will now start in June, this has meant that we’ve had extra time to carry out maintenance and - yet more breaking news - replace dear old Deirdre (the ship’s stove) who has come to the end of her devoted and increasingly temperamental life. Our new [...]

By | April 29th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Fantastic Funding News!

Excelsior Trust, based in Lowestoft has received a grant of £80,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. The vessel Excelsior, has reached its centenary this year and is a familiar and much loved sight off the east coast.  Maintained as a charitable trust for [...]

By | April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Excelsior Crowdfunder Campaign

Our reward-driven crowdfunding campaign was launched at 11.00am on Thursday 7th May. After 28 days our supporters have raised an amazing £7000 towards our mission to #KeepExcelsiorSailing.  Thank you all so much. The reward day sails , voyages etc will be made available to our generous supporters as soon as conditions allow. We will keep [...]

By | May 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April 2020 Newsletter

Excelsior Trust Newsletter April 2020 - Spring Update Covid 19 Response - Sailing Season Currently Suspended Greetings from Excelsior Lots of news, activity, and inspiring ideas to report, but of course no sailing at this current time. Many Sail Training organizations have simply shut up shop and gone home but we are intent on maintaining [...]

By | April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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