Training Ship The Excelsior, moored directly behind Aaran Guesthouse


Minor mast repairs (8th August, 2016)


Not a job for the faint-hearted!

For quite a few weeks now, The Excelsior has been moored directly behind Aaran Guesthouse (in place of the Tall Ship Pelican of London). Like The Pelican, The Excelsior is a Training Ship, operated in this case by Cirdan Sailing Trust, to allow disadvantaged young people to experience training under sail. Built in 1921 in Lowestoft, as a fishing smack, she has undergone numerous modifications before restoration to authentic layout in 1988. The Excelsior is now part of the National Historic Fleet of vessels of pre-eminent national or regional significance.


LT472 – The Excelsior – operated as a training vessel by Cirdan Sailing Trust

About Jim Groves

Current qualifications BSc, MSc (+prize), PhD, GRSC, CCol, ASDC, IEng, MIET (previous now retired - MIM, MIMF, MICorr, ATSC, CChem, CSci, MRSC, MAOC, MCEA, recently retired from WHGLA as Committee Member and IT Manager.)