Our latest Flickr gallery (below) shows the Nancy Blackett and her crew sailing in the Solent on her way to the 2013 Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival, courtesy of the crew the Harbinger, an old gaffer that was accompanying Nancy to the festival…
"We visited the Nancy Blackett at the Old Gaffers meeting at Yarmouth last weekend. Just as we arrived a lady was starting to tell the story 'We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea'. My grandchildren were thrilled - thank you for showing us around and bringing a good tale to life." The lady was, of [...]
Nancy Blackett is on the front cover of this month's "Cruising," the magazine of the Cruising Association. The photograph was taken by Gill Moon on a recent trip down the River Orwell, with Skipper Bryan Bonser is waving from the cockpit, and John Benford on the foredeck. The issue contains a feature on Arthur Ransome and [...]
Nancy Blackett attended the Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June. Our Flickr slideshow and gallery of photographs, courtesy of skipper Bob Page, is below…
The cover for the new Vintage Classics edition of "Swallows and Amazons" has won the prestigious 2013 V&A Book Cover Illustration Award for the Finnish illustrator Pietari Posti. The winning design is one of several he has created for the "Swallows and Amazons" series, the others being for "Swallowdale", "Peter Duck", "Winter Holiday", "Coot Club" and [...]
After spending Monday night at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Nancy Blackett moved to Lymington Yacht Haven for two nights. This morning the skipper and his mate had a good sail across to Yarmouth, via various other Solent locations, leaving at 10.30am and arriving about 4pm. From tomorrow Nancy Blackett will be showing off at the [...]
Sophie Neville – who played Titty in the original "Swallows and Amazons" film – took a step up from sailing Swallow last Monday when she took the helm of Nancy Blackett on passage from Buckler's Hard to Lymington. Sophie had been speaking at the Arthur Ransome Society's IAGM, and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the [...]
Nancy Blackett enjoyed a good number of visitors at the weekend while she was at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River, Hampshire, including Magnus Smith of Sailing Swallow, for the Arthur Ransome Society IAGM. While the warm spring sunshine continues to shine over a unusually fine bank holiday weekend, Nancy Blackett is making her way [...]
We celebrated the 40th anniversary of the filming of "Swallows and Amazons" with the restored dinghy Swallow, one of its stars, at Bucklers Hard this weekend, in conjunction with IAGM of the Arthur Ransome Society. While Nancy Blackett was receiving visitors at the adjacent marina, Sailing Swallow co-founder Magnus Smith was on hand to take [...]
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