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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]