Permanent Events and Attractions

Arthur Ransome’s East Coast and Nancy Blackett Events for 2017 

All events and activities listed below are subject to confirmation.
See “Notes and information” below for further details.

  • Events List
  • Notes and Information
Date Event Location
April 8th Nancy Blackett’s fitting-out and social (members only) Woodbridge, Suffolk
April 26th Start-of-season lift-in Woodbridge, Suffolk
May 13th (12-1pm) Shotley Point Stroll (Suffolk Walking Festival) Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, Suffolk
May 13th (12-5pm) Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree Pin Mill, Suffolk
May 15th (1-2pm) Book group: “We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea”, by Arthur Ransome Shotley Library (Village Hall), Suffolk
May 23rd (9:30am) “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Guided Walk (Suffolk Walking Festival) Pin Mill, Suffolk
May 27th (11-1:30pm) Two Rivers Guided Walk (Suffolk Walking Festival) The Rose, Shotley, Suffolk
June 1st “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Children’s Party Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, Suffolk
June 2nd (10am-12:30pm) Farms and Rivers Guided Walk The Shipwreck, Shotley Marina, Suffolk
June 3rd Nancy Blackett Trust AGM and Summer Social (members and guests) RHYC, Woolverstone, Suffolk
June 4th Parade of Sail (Nancy Blackett’s Flotilla Sail-past) Pin Mill, Suffolk
June 4th – July 29th Nancy Blackett’s Netherlands Adventure (members only) Woolverstone, Suffolk-Middelburg, Netherlands
June 10-11th Swallows and Amazons “Big Race for Small Boats” 2017 (OGA East Coast) Walton & Frinton Yacht Club, Essex
June 16-17th “Swallows and Amazons” the musical Platform Theatre, Norwich
June 22nd Schools’ Sea Shanty Finale Woolverstone Hall, Suffolk
August 10th Ransome cruise on the Orwell Lady (fully booked) Ipswich to Pin Mill
September 10th Woodbridge Boat Jumble Community Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk
October 21st Marathon reading of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Pin Mill Sailing Club
October 22nd End-of-season lift-out and social (members only) Woodbridge, Suffolk
November 16th Book Launch: “Good Little Ship: Arthur Ransome, Nancy Blackett and the Goblin” by Peter Willis St Giles-in-the-Fields, London
  • All events and activities are subject to: acceptance of attendance/sufficient demand, favourable weather, crew availability, and final confirmation, as appropriate. 
  • To register your interest for participation in an event, or to check availability, please contact our Sailing Secretary.
  • You can sail on Nancy Blackett if you have membership of the Trust.
  • Members can see full event details on our members-only Google Calendar, using the access details they have received in the Trust’s newsletters.

Header image: Nancy Blackett at Woolverstone, May 2009. Credit: I. Jacobson.