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Nancy Blackett on Film on TV This Weekend

In case you are missing Nancy Blackett over the winter, you can see her on BBC2 this weekend in the film “Ginger and Rosa”. It is being shown on Saturday at 10:30 pm. We took Nancy Blackett to the River Medway in early 2012 for the filming of some of the scenes, which last for […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members, subscribers, followers and friends, from the Nancy Blackett Trust. May you have fair winds for good sailing in 2015. Artwork from cards by Claudia Myatt


Reminder: Vintage Classics Competition Ends Today!

Today is the last day that you can enter our Vintage Children’s Classics Competition.  To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of “Secret Water” earlier this month the Nancy Blackett Trust teamed up with Vintage Books to give you another chance to win a bumper prize. If you like to have a final chance […]

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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.