Photos: Laying-up at Woodbridge

by Nancy Blackett
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Last Saturday saw Nancy Blackett being laid-up at the Tide Mill in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in preparation for her end-of-season lift-out yesterday. On a day that saw a mixture of heavy showers and clear skies, volunteer members of the Trust worked hard to empty out and clean up Nancy, before partaking in a picnic lunch. The […]

Nancy Blackett’s Voyages to Nowhere in Particular

by Nancy Blackett

Last Thursday saw two new members come along to Woolverstone Marina to visit Nancy Blackett and have a taster sail for a couple of hours on the River Orwell. After a brief introduction to Nancy’s main features and rig the passage plan was made, “That way and turn round after an hour, come back here”. […]

Photos: Maritime Woodbridge with Nancy Blackett

by Nancy Blackett
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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 […]

Coming up: Nancy Blackett at Maritime Woodbridge

by Nancy Blackett
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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!

by Nancy Blackett

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 […]

Nancy Blackett’s Northern Cruise

by Nancy Blackett
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Skipper Phil Durnford has just returned from a “furthest north” cruise at the helm of Nancy Blackett. He writes: I joined Nancy Blackett on Monday 18th August in Ipswich Dock, where she had spent the weekend as part of the OGA fleet at Maritime Ipswich. Colin Embrey as mate and Nicola Farr as crew joined me, […]