Arthur Ransome’s Selina King is now back in the United Kingdom, writes Peter Willis. Her owner, Martin Pollard, collected her from Southampton Dock yesterday (9th August) and she was… Continue reading Selina King returns to the U.K.
The Nancy Blackett Trust’s Sailing Secretary John Smith reports… “Had a message from Nancy Blackett at sea this morning off the entrance to the river Deben: “Approaching… Continue reading Nancy Blackett is finally home!
The Nancy Blackett Trust’s Sailing Secretary, John Smith, updates us on the last leg Nancy’s homeward voyage… “I checked Nancy Blackett out yesterday after our engineer left… Continue reading Dispatches from Southwold
The Nancy Blackett Trust’s President Peter Willis and Chairman Roger Sturge spent a fairly ‘interesting but ultimately frustrating’ Saturday afternoon at the Royal Norfolk and… Continue reading Dispatches from Lowestoft
Nancy Blackett, the 28 foot cutter Arthur Ransome bought with Spainish gold, as he called his royalties from ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is an old lady now. Built by Hillyards of Littlehampton in 1931, she turns 85 this year and yet… Continue reading Sailing the Nancy Blackett in Dutch waters – part two
A historic yacht reputed to be favourite of “Swallows and Amazons” author Arthur Ransome has been rescued by a Lowestoft crew after her engine failed off the Suffolk coast… Continue reading Lowestoft Lifeboat called in after engine failure on historic yacht favoured by Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome
Nancy Blackett is now in Lowestoft, having left Vlissingen early yesterday morning to avoid the worst of the forecast winds. Unfortunately the engine kept stopping and then stayed stopped, so she was… Continue reading Nancy Blackett Returns… To Lowestoft
You can now read the Nancy Blackett feature article from Country Life magazine (July 12th, 2017) by: clicking on the images below – each one opens in a new tab or window, then click again on…
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It’s depicted in one of Arthur Ransome’s later Swallows And Amazons books — and this year is the 50th anniversary of the writer’s death. We meet Gary, a retired engineer, at Shotley Pier, which is rotting slowly into the river. Ambitious locals want … Continue reading Pack up the family and set sail for a British classic: A maritime adventure in Suffolk