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Photos: Maritime Ipswich

Nancy Blackett spent the weekend of 14/15th August entertaining and educating visitors to Maritime Ipswich. Our thanks to all the members of the Trust who volunteered to make this possible. You can view the slideshow of our Flickr album from the Saturday below:

Nancy Blackett in Ramsgate, July 2015 - John Smith

Photos: Solent Adventure

You can now view the slideshow below of our Flickr album of Nancy Blackett’s Solent Adventure at the end of July. (Photo credits: Nicola Farr)

Nancy Blackett in Ramsgate, July 2015 - John Smith

Photos: Cruise to the Solent

You can now view the slideshow below of our mini-album of Nancy Blackett’s cruise to the Solent along the Kent and Sussex coasts last month. (Photo credits: John Smith)

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You can visit and sail the Nancy Blackett, once owned by "Swallows and Amazons" author Arthur Ransome and the star of his novel "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea", the seventh book of his "Swallows and Amazons" series, and probably his best sailing novel.

Nancy Blackett, lightly disguised in the book as the Goblin, was named after the "Amazon" pirate girl character who featured in "Swallows and Amazons".

Nancy Blackett was Arthur Ransome's favourite yacht and 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.

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.