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Photos: Maritime Woodbridge with Nancy Blackett

Nancy Blackett had a successful weekend at this year’s Maritime Woodbridge, with plenty of visitors and a busy stall. Two other boats that were once owned by Arthur Ransome – Peter Duck and Ragged Robin III (originally Lottie Blossom) were also present. The Trust would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out during […]

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Coming up: Nancy Blackett at Maritime Woodbridge

Come and see Nancy Blackett at Maritime Woodbridge this weekend, once again in the company of Peter Duck and Ragged Robin III. All three yachts, once owned by Arthur Ransome, will be on show and open to the public in Woodbridge on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, in the company of three barges and a […]


A reminder: Swallows and Amazons competition ends this week!

We’d like to remind you the deadline for the Vintage Books competition is this week – on Friday 5th September. To celebrate the fortieth anniversary and release of the restored 1974 “Swallows and Amazons” film, the Nancy Blackett Trust has teamed up with Vintage Books and Studiocanal to offer you the chance to win a […]

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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.