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Reminder: Vintage Classics Competition Ends Today!

Today is the last day that you can enter our Vintage Children’s Classics Competition.  To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of “Secret Water” earlier this month the Nancy Blackett Trust teamed up with Vintage Books to give you another chance to win a bumper prize. If you like to have a final chance […]

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Those Last Dates for Christmas Orders are Approaching

There is now merely a week to go until the Royal Mail’s last recommended posting dates for Christmas, so now is the time to order your Christmas gifts from the Nancy Blackett Shop. This helps the Trust to raise funds that contribute towards Nancy Blackett’s ongoing upkeep and operations. Highlights this year include new books […]


Our best-seller’s back!

Our best-seller this Christmas in the Nancy Blackett Shop has undoubtedly been Sophie Neville’s book “The Making of Swallows and Amazons” – based on her journal written when she played Titty in the 1974 film and lavishly illustrated with unofficial photographs. In fact, we ran out of stock and had to reorder. Then the parcel […]

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Nancy Blackett was the favourite yacht of author Arthur Ransome, CBE, and the inspiration for "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea", part of his "Swallows and Amazons" series, and probably his best sailing novel. Nancy, lightly disguised as the Goblin, plays a starring role as the boat at the centre of the book.

Nancy Blackett is now owned by the Nancy Blackett Trust, preserving her as a living part of the Arthur Ransome heritage. Each year many Ransome fans enjoy the experience of sailing her, and many more visit her at maritime events.

Please explore our website to find out more about Nancy Blackett’s history, how you can sail her, how you can help support her, and the mission and work of the Nancy Blackett Trust.

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Nancy Blackett at Woolverstone, May 2009.
Credit: I. Jacobson.