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Arthur, Nancy… and me

2020-01-09T22:45:17+00:00 December 15th, 2019|Heritage, Snugberth Cinema|

The boat that inspired Arthur Ransome. Peter Willis talks to Dan Houston about his lifelong passion for the children's author Arthur Ransome and his 1931 Hillyard cutter Nancy Blackett. Peter was recognised in the 2019 Royal Yachting Association Volunteer Awards with a Lifetime Commitment Award for his 22 years with the Nancy Blackett Trust, [...]

Maurice Bailey talks about his 117days adrift

2019-11-28T21:18:10+00:00 November 28th, 2019|Snugberth Cinema|

This is a lovely short film, by Alvaro Cerezo, featuring the late Maurice Bailey who, with his wife Maralyn spent 117 days adrift in a liferaft in the Pacific Ocean in 1972. The couple sold everything to buy their boat and left the UK heading for a new life in New Zealand. Their Golden Hind [...]

Charlotte – A Wooden Boat Story

2019-10-24T10:56:43+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Snugberth Cinema|

2011, Dir Jeffrey Kusuma-Hinte, 96 mins This film charts the life of the Gannon & Benjamin boatyard on Martha's Vineyard – the island off Massachusetts, where they restore wooden boats and have built a series of traditional schooners. Charlotte was the project for partner Nat Benjamin, designed and built as his own boat and launched in [...]

The Navigator – Buster Keaton

2019-03-18T09:14:23+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Snugberth Cinema|

1924 Dir Donald Crisp / Buster Keaton 59mins     Buster Keaton's all at sea again, as the unwitting, hapless hero of this brilliant silent comedy where his genius for visual gags and narrative direction (he co-directed the film with Donald Crisp), can still entertain and enthrall us nearly a century later. The [...]

Sailing to a Viking festival across the North Sea in January

2019-03-01T09:32:56+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Life Afloat, Seamanship, Snugberth Cinema|

Inspirational winter passage by Erik Aanderaa, a true latter-day Viking, sailing his Contessa 35 Tessie from Haugasund in Norway to the three-day Up Helly Aa winter Viking festival at Lerwick in Shetland (in 30 hrs!) on 29 January this year. In temperatures are around 1ºC Erik gets onto the foredeck (sans harness tut-tut) to tell [...]

Maiden – How Tracy Edwards broke the women-at-sea myth

2019-02-28T23:22:59+00:00 February 28th, 2019|News, Snugberth Cinema|

Documentary 2018 Dir: Alex Holmes 93 mins Maiden opens in UK cinemas on Friday 8th March This is a truly inspirational film. It takes us back a bit, though not too far, to 1989 and the Round the World Whitbread – a gruelling nine-month yacht race presided over by lantern-jawed skippers and winch-grinding gorillamen, testosterone [...]