A prestigious RYA award for the Nancy Blackett Trust’s President

Peter Willis, founder and President of the Nancy Blackett Trust, has received one of the RYA’s most prestigious awards in recognition of his services to sailing. His Lifetime Commitment Award was presented to him by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA, during a ceremony which took place following the RYA”s Annual General Meeting in London…


New for Christmas: The Nancy Blackett Limited Edition Bone China Mugs, College Hoodie and Classic Raglan Sweatshirt

Get cosy for Christmas with the new Nancy Blackett College Hoodie and Classic Raglan Sweatshirt and raise a toast with the new Nancy Blackett Limited Edition Bone China Mugs – all available now from our Swallows and Amazons Shop.

Nancy Blackett Trust aids Barge Growler’s restoration

Restoration of the barge Growler has just passed an important milestone with the insertion of the first piece of new timber into the hull. It’s one of 10 new frames, using oak timber bought with help from the Nancy Blackett Trust’s Young Sailors Fund…

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Photo story: Nancy Blackett’s summer sailing

Arthur Ransome’s favourite yacht, Nancy Blackett had a busy summer of sailing trips for members of the Nancy Blackett Trust along the East Coast, from local daytrips and overnight stays on the Rivers Orwell and Stour, to venturing further afield – south to “Secret Water” and north to Southwold and Lowestoft.