We preserve the Nancy Blackett, the favourite yacht of "Swallows and Amazons" author Arthur Ransome, and celebrate Arthur Ransome's East Coast stories.

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The Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree round-up

Following last weekend’s hugely anticipated and popular Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree, here are some selected comments and photos of the event from the Nancy Blackett Trust’s social media communities. Nancy Blackett and Peter Duck at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club on the Friday: Writer Octavia Pollock helped put together the finishing touches: Dressing Nancy Blackett […]

Nancy Blackett featured on BBC Look East

Nancy Blackett was featured in a television preview of the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree last Friday (12th May) on BBC Look East. The preview also featured short interviews with Peter Willis, President of the Nancy Blackett Trust, the children of Holbrook Academy, Suffolk rehearsing part of their play of “We Didn’t Mean to go to […]

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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.