Since 1989, "Excelsior" has been a regular competitor in the annual Tall Ships' Race.
The Tall Ships' Race is the major festival for youth sail training organisations and attracts competitors from all over the world, with vessels both big and small, new and old. The emphasis is very much on camaraderie and teamwork, rather than all-out competition. From 2002 the races have been organised by Sail Training International. You can find out more about the history of the races and keep up with the latest events by clicking here.
Whilst "Excelsior" may not be able to compete head-to-head with the larger and more powerful vessels, this has not stopped her from winning a trophy. Click on the play button to hear Race Director Peter Newell talking about "Excelsior's" contribution to this international maritime festival.