Everyone should have the unique experience of sailing Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett, especially around the locations where his Swallows and Amazons series stories “We Didn’t Mean…
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BBC Radio Suffolk visits Nancy’s ‘Push the Boat Out’ open weekend at Woolverstone, and roving reporter Simon Warr is shown how to tie a bowline knot by Peter Willis… Continue reading Extracts from Nancy Blackett’s 2016 Logbook
This new year, 2017, will not only see the 20th anniversary of the Nancy Blackett Trust, but it will also be 80 years since the publication of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea“, and on a more sombre note, 50 years since Arthur Ransome died… Continue reading 20, 50, 80 years on… Welcome to the New Year, and to Arthur Ransome’s East Coast…
Visit England has declared 2017 the ‘Year of Literary Heroes’, highlighting anniversaries of great writers, including Arthur Ransome, who died 50 years ago in 1967 – and Suffolk’s Shotley Peninsula, which features in two of his books, and where his famous yacht Nancy Blackett is based, is joining in with gusto.
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We had planned on a local area cruise before entering the River Deben, but, with several days of strong easterlies, we were left banking on a possible short break in the weather on the morning of the planned laying-up day, Saturday 15th October… Continue reading Nancy Blackett’s Last Sail of the Season
Arthur Ransome’s Nancy Blackett is seen here at rest last week in brilliant Autumn sunshine at Woodbridge, Suffolk, following the Nancy Blackett Trust’s end-of-season lift-out and social dinner. Continue reading Photo: Nancy Blackett after her season’s end
When someone mentions Swallows and Amazons, there’s a good chance that your mind wanders off to the brooding peaks and glassy waters of the Lake District. Though the Swallows and the Amazons did spend many a happy hour in Cumbria, their other novels see them sallying forth into the uncharted waters of Norfolk and Suffolk. Continue reading Arthur Ransome’s Other Waters
Nancy Blackett and three other vessels were recently involved in returning a 21ft yacht to a mooring after it was found drifting in mid-channel on the River Orwell near Levington. Nancy Blackett was… Continue reading Nancy Blackett Rescues Drifting Yacht!
There’s a whole load of exciting Swallows and Amazons events coming up over the next few weeks. Starting this evening, there’s the official book launch of “Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome” by Julian Lovelock at the University … Continue reading Upcoming Swallows and Amazons Events for the Autumn