From the RYA
With 2017 marking the 80th anniversary of the publication of “We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea” and the 50th anniversary of Ransome’s death, the village of Pin Mill in Suffolk held the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree which took place on 13 May, during the Push the Boat Out event.
The event was organised by the local community council with support from the Pin Mill Sailing Club and The Pin Mill Studio, along with members of the Arthur Ransome Society and the Nancy Blackett Trust. Nancy Blackett, the yacht Ransome owned when he lived in the area, and which became the ‘Goblin’ in We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea, was at the centre of the celebrations.
Neptune Sailing supported the Jamboree by offering the crowds at this very well attended event the chance to experience the real feel of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ out on the River Orwell. Free dinghy sailing tasters were an essential part of the celebrations and were taken up by a very large number of youngsters and their parents…