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 [...]
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 [...]
We have added a virtual tour of the ship to the Explore Excelsior section of the website. Use the arrows to move around the full length of the deck.
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 [...]
Nick our Skipper was on Radio Suffolk this morning. You can listen on catch up here, The 5 minute interview starts at 40:30 minutes in. Listen Here
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 [...]
Some folks may know that part of our winter/spring refit this year has been making a new bowsprit for Excelsior. Well, we're done! Soon we'll post a video showing some of the finer details of this process but in the meantime... As part of our epic mission to get the new bowsprit in place, here's [...]
We wish you were here! Although we aren't in a position to welcome aboard guests at the moment due to the restrictions on non-essential travel - once we get the go-ahead to resume sailing, we will hit the seas running! Wishing you and your loves one's safety and comfort during this time of social isolation. [...]
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.