Excelsior receives the Freedom of Lowestoft!

By | July 11th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

Double delight for Excelsior LT472 in her Centenary Year

By | June 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

John Wylson and the Excelsior have each been honoured with the Freedom of the Town Lowestoft acknowledges importance of its maritime sailing icon A double honour has been bestowed upon sailing trawler Excelsior this week by Lowestoft Town Council. In its centenary year this much-loved historic ship and her locally based rescuer, John Wylson, have [...]

Heritage Open Days – September 2021

By | May 4th, 2021|Events|

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 [...]

Hot News!

By | April 29th, 2021|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 [...]

Fantastic Funding News!

By | April 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Excelsior Crowdfunder Campaign

By | May 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

April 2020 Newsletter

By | April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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