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The Excelsior Story – IMT Spring Talks

2nd February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Excelsior Story – Jamie Campbell

Jamie Campbell, veteran Broads sailor and Trustee will talk about The Excelsior and The Excelsior Trust. The Trust was founded in 1982 specifically to complete Excelsior’s rebuild which was duly completed and the boat re commissioned in 1988. Today, the Trust occupies an interesting position. On one hand, it maintains an important historic vessel and Excelsior is authentic. As a commercial sailing vessel, if a 19th century fisherman were he to find himself on deck today, they would find all the controls where they’d expect them to be. Excelsior is the only large smack in the country still equipped with a traditional beam trawl. The Trusts other function is operating Excelsior as a sail training vessel. Since re commissioning, she has taken more than ten thousand, often disadvantaged young people to sea and sailed to all stations between St. Petersburg and Corunna.

All talks start at 7:30pm with entry from 7pm at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.

Car parking is available in the nearby Duke St car park or at IBC pay car parks at St Peters Wharf or Fore St Baths.

The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests; included are free tea, coffee and biscuits after the talk.

We no longer require pre-booking of tickets for our talks and take both card and cash payments.


2nd February 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich Maritime Trust


University of Suffolk Waterfront Building
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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