'Nancy Blackett Trust'
Bryan is a volunteer Skipper for the Nancy Blackett Trust which has restored and now operates the 1931 Hillyard cutter once owned by Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons and many other sailing titles. The talk will cover the restoration of ‘Nancy’ from near derelict to her current as-new condition and also the work of the Trust in operating her to provide sailing opportunities to a wide variety of people. Bryan has been ‘messing about with boats’ for most of his adult life. Although a cruising man at heart, he has participated in several ocean races and an Atlantic crossing. In 2015 he completed a round Britain sail. Bryan currently owns a 36’ yacht based at Ipswich.