With the start of the sailing season suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the opportunity to give you the opportunity to Explore Excelsior, the boat, and her history online with a new "Explore Excelsior" section of our website. http://www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/discover.
The Tom Crisp Sailing Scholarships 2020 Applications for the 2020 Scholarships are invited. The closing date is 20th March Awarded by The Excelsior Trust for up to four young people from East Anglia THE SAILING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Scholarships will enable rhree young people the opportunity to sail with Excelsior this summer TOM CRISP: The 2020 [...]
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, [...]
Interested in volunteering on our winter refit ? Opportunities available 8am til 4pm Tuesday - Saturday each week. until the end of March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Crisp Sailing Scholarships 2019 - Scholars Reports THE SAILING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Scholarships enabled three young people the opportunity to sail with Excelsior this summer from Lowestoft. The 2019 sailing scholarships are named after Thomas Crisp VC, DSC, RNR, the heroic and distinguished skipper of the (armed) Lowestoft Smack ‘Nelson’, who lost his life in [...]
The Tom Crisp Sailing Scholarships 2019 Applications for the 2019 Scholarships have now closed. Awarded by The Excelsior Trust for up to four young people from Norfolk and Suffolk, for a 25-day sailing adventure during July and August 2019 THE SAILING SCHOLARSHIPS: The Scholarships will enable up to four young people the opportunity to sail for 25 [...]
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 [...]