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National Historic Ships UK secures full National Lottery grant for skills training project!

By | January 28th, 2018|News|

National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) is to receive a National Lottery grant of £403,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future Programme for its Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2 project, it was announced today. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will build on a previous project supported by [...]

Refit Progress 2017/18

By | November 29th, 2017|News|

Here we will share the progress of our Winter Refit. To date we have achieved the following:- Slipped - 6th November 2017 Excelsior on the slips 6th november Stripped the hull and received the timer timber delivered for plank and bowspirt 16 november 2017 Removed the four sections of rotten plank [...]

Excelsior Boat is nearly complete!

By | November 23rd, 2017|News|

With thanks to the Lowestoft IBTC and the Setterfield Trust Excelsior's little boat is nearly complete and will join us for our social Hear, the IBTC show what they've been up to in their latest newsletter and by kind permission see below some of the IBTC's work this year. IBTC trainees and staff working [...]

Tribute to John Rochester 1934 – 2017

By | November 19th, 2017|News|

John Rochester Dies John Rochester, one of The Trust’s most down-to-earth and practical supporters, sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th November 2017.  John was one of the World’s larger-than-life characters whom I first met when, as the ‘John’ of John Martin Construction, he was main contractor for the re-construction of the entrance of the Yacht [...]

Winter is here!

By | October 24th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

Voyage Kit List – Excelsior Packing Tips!

By | June 2nd, 2017|News|

Coming on a Voyage with Excelsior? Don't know what to bring? Well, look no further than here, along with the great kit list that we provide everyone when you book below is a little breakdown of some handy tips from the team and previous voyage crew who have been in your position before. Top Tips! "Don't bring [...]

Gavin working on Excelsior by Kate Batchelor Nov 2016

By | November 29th, 2016|News|

Kate first met the trust last year when on board Deodar. Thanks to Kate for sharing this beautiful sketch of our Skipper working hard on the hull of Excelsior. We are loving this image, and would love to start collecting any art work that has been produced of the crew, our voyage crew or the [...]

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Excelsior Wins Award from National Historic Ships

By | April 12th, 2016|News|

Excelsior wins FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Excelsior, the historic Lowestoft sailing trawler has won a regional Flagship award from National Historic Ships UK. The award has been given in recognition of the commitment that Excelsior gives promoting historic ships in her home cruising grounds and her 2016 Shipshape East Anglia programme, which extends across [...]

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