Events in the UK

Swallow is committed to a series of scheduled events, but is also available for 'private' sailing sessions. In 2011 and 2013 we managed to have Swallow visit a great deal of England; from Coniston to Chichester, Wales to the Broads. We wanted as many people as possible to get sailing wherever they lived.

Some years we choose a different tack - to keep Swallow in the Lake District, giving people a chance to see her in the perfect place. So many fans make a pilgrimage there, that we felt it would be lovely for them to be rewarded with an authentic sailing experience too.

There are lots of dates free for you to sail; the list below can be added to, at your request. Please contact us if you want to sail this year, or if you wish Swallow could visit your area in the future. If you get sailing, we ask that you make a donation (an amount of your own choosing) in return.


Calendar for 2016

Swallow will stay in East Anglia this year as we feel we haven't done much sailing there. Re-read 'Coot Club' and contact us if you are holidaying on the Broads! We almost had plans to visit a regatta in France too, but that has been postponed to 2017.

All year
Norfolk  or Suffolk
Short sailing trips for holidaymakers
Open to the public - contact us
MAYNorfolk
Filming for BBC4 documentary - CancelledPrivate
25-26 JUN
Essex
Old Gaffers Association host the 'Swamazons' race around Secret Water
(at Walton & Frinton Yacht Club, near Walton-on-the-Naze)
Open to the public
23 JUL
Suffolk
Aldeburgh Cinema is showing the 1974 film, with Sophie Neville present
Open to the public
(boat probably not present)
23-24 JUL
Suffolk
Lapwing Junior event at Aldeburgh Yacht Club (with Sophie Neville)
Club members only
15 AUG
Norfolk
Private sailing day for  'JL' near Norwich.
Private
16 AUG
Norfolk
Open day at Eastwood Whelpton Boatyard, UptonPublic
19 AUG
Nationwide
The new S&A film is out! See trailer on YouTube
Suggest an event to tie in?
3-4 SEP    
Suffolk
Classic Weekend at Aldeburgh Yacht Club - racing, open day, beautiful old dinghies. There is the chance to sail Swallow during this weekend.
Open to the public
 



Calendar for 2015

Swallow was loaned to the Nancy Blackett Trust for 2015. They ran a variety of their own events. Larger events are listed below.

19 APR
SuffolkWith Sophie Neville at Woodbridge where S&A movie is showingBoat displayed outside
22-25 MAY
SuffolkInternational AGM of The Arthur Ransome Society at Bungay
TARS members only

NorfolkArthur Ransome Broadland event
Open to the public
4-5 JUL
Essex
'Swamazons' race around the island from Walton & Frinton YC
Open to the public

Suffolk
Woodbridge Maritime Festival / Maritime Ipswich
Open to the public
 



Calendar for 2014

Events in 2014 were mainly private sailing days (not listed here) for families who contacted us directly. Larger events are listed below.

27-29 MAY
Coniston
Coniston Steamboat Rally and S&A day (meet at Bank Ground Farm)
Open to the public
2 AUG
Coniston
TARS sailing day at Bank Ground Farm
TARS members only
7 AUG 
Kendal
With Sophie Neville at Kendal Arts Centre where remastered movie is showing
Boat displayed in garden
9 AUG
Ullswater
'Swallows and Amazons' event at Glenridding Sailing CentreContact centre to book
16 AUGUllswater'Swallows and Amazons' event at Glenridding Sailing CentreContact centre to book
23 AUG
Ullswater'Swallows and Amazons' event at Glenridding Sailing CentreContact centre to book
SEP
Norfolk
Arthur Ransome Broadland event - Cancelled
Open to the public
13-14 SEP
Suffolk
Woodbridge Maritime Festival
Open to the public
 


Calendar for 2013

In 2013 there were some private sailing days (not listed here) for families who contacted us directly. Larger events are listed below.

25-26 MAY
Beaulieu River, Hampshire
International AGM of the Arthur Ransome Society TARS members only
29-30 JUN
Dorchester, Oxfordshire
Visit Dorchester sailing clubDSC members only
6-7 JUL
Teddington, London
Visit Tamesis sailing club
TC members only
19-20 JUL
Rudyard Lake, Staffs
TARS Midland region event
TARS members only
27-28 JUL
Surbiton, LondonVisit Thames Sailing ClubTSC members only
10-11 AUGCobnor, SussexSouthern region TARS summer campTARS members only
5 OCT?
Coniston Sailing day for a competition winnerPrivate
NOV
Lake District
Photo call with cast of S&A musical
Private
 


Calendar for 2012

Events in 2012 were mainly private sailing days (not listed here) for families who contacted us directly. Larger events are listed below.

19-21 MAY
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Sailing Club open dayOpen to the public
1-4 JUN
Hodge Howe, Windermere
AGM of the Arthur Ransome Society TARS members only
5-6 JUN
Windermere
Extra sailing chances for people who are staying onOpen to the public
9-10 JUN
Glenridding, Ullswater
Old Gaffers Festival of Sail
Open to the public
10-12 JUN
Coniston
Coniston Regatta
Open to the public
14 JUL
Bank Ground Farm, Coniston
Northern Region TARS sailing day
TARS members only
17-19 AUG
Glenridding, Ullswater
Weekend of sailing
Open to the public
31 AUG
Brantwood, Coniston
Outdoor screening of S&A film - Eden ArtsOpen to the public
 


Calendar for 2011

7-16 JAN London Swallow exhibited during the London Boat Show at the ExCeL centre Open to the public
10 APR Cumbria Sailing for the first time at Coniston Boating Centre Open to the public
7 MAY Cumbria South Windermere Sailing Club family day Sailing club members only
15 MAY Shropshire Telford Sailing Club open day Open to the public
27-30 MAY Wales TARS annual meeting near Hay-on-Wye (sailing on Lake Llangorse) TARS members only
4 JUN Essex Old Gaffers Association host the 'Swamazons' race around Secret Water (near Walton-on-the-Naze) Open to the public
10-12 JUN
Berkshire
Beale Park Boat Show for wooden boats. There will be a few chances to sail on the small lake.
Open to the public
25-26 JUN W. Sussex
Classic Boat Revival at Bosham Sailing Club, Chichester harbour Open to the public
2 JUL Middlesex
Tamesis (sailing) Club, Teddington
Sailing club members only
3 JUL
Middlesex Littleton Sailing Club, Shepperton Sailing club members only
16 JUL Suffolk Nancy Blackett Trust annual meeting at Woolverstone, near Ipswich NBT members only
17 JUL Suffolk Sailing at Woolverstone again
Open to the public
23 JUL Essex
Wivenhoe Town Regatta, near Colchester
Open to the public
30 JUL
Norfolk
General cruising on Hickling Broad
Open to the public
4 AUG
Norfolk
Sailing in the Horning Regatta
Open to the public
6 AUG Norfolk
Sailing at the Norfolk Punt Club, Barton Broad
Sailing club members only
7 AUG
Norfolk
Classic Dinghy Regatta, Wroxham
Open to the public
8 AUG
Norfolk
Sailing with the Nancy Oldfield Trust on Barton Broad
Stalham Junior School pupils
13-14 AUG W. Sussex Southern region TARS summer camp at Cobnor, near Chichester TARS members only
28 AUG Gloucs.
Visiting The Lakes By Yoo
Residents only
3 SEP
Hampshire
Frensham Pond Sailing Club 'club of the year' celebration Sailing club members only
17-18 SEP Cumbria Old Gaffers Association rally at Ullswater Open to the public
19 SEP - 2 OCT
Cumbria
Sailing from the Glenridding Sailing Centre, Ullswater
Open to the public
8 OCT onwards
Cumbria
Sailing on Coniston or Windermere throughout the Autumn
Open to the public
 
 
 
 
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