Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett was his favourite among the various yachts he owned, and provided the inspiration for perhaps his best sailing novel, "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea", part of his "Swallows and Amazons" series. Nancy, very lightly disguised as the Goblin, also plays a leading role as the boat at the centre of the book.
Nancy Blackett, rediscovered and restored, is now owned by the Nancy Blackett Trust, which was set up to preserve her as a living part of the Ransome heritage. Each year many Ransome fans enjoy the experience of sailing her, and many more visit her at maritime festivals.
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