Stripping Nancy Blackett’s hull

Nancy Blackett at Robertson’s. Photo: Neil Brooks.

Arthur Ransome’s favourite yacht, Nancy Blackett, has had her hull partly stripped as part of her annual winter maintenance.

The initial work was undertaken at Robertson’s boatyard in Woodbridge by the Nancy Blackett Trust’s Boat Manager Neil Brooks, who commented that it “took one man hour with a scraper, but it was pretty hard going. Definitely a job for many hands frequently”.

Additional volunteer working parties are planned throughout the winter months to make progress on these and other repairs.

Anyone interested in assisting the Nancy Blackett Trust should enquire via their Volunteering page.

Nancy Blackett’s partly-stripped hull. Photo: Neil Brooks.