Sail Swallow and Amazon

The classic dinghies from the original Swallows and Amazons 1974 film.

I would like to Sail!, and in the meantime…

Until further notice a list of people wishing to sail Swallow and Amazon is being kept by Diana

In the meantime

PLEASE do NOT contact Hunter’s Yard yet about Swallow or Amazon as they need to concentrate their time on the two restorations.  Thereafter, bookings will be through them, but NOT NOW.  All enquiries for the moment to 

As my crystal ball is also out for refurbishment, I am unable to tell you when the boats will be ready! ☺  But I am advised that Amazon will not be ready until the beginning of June at the earliest. We do know that sailing is to be at £50 per half day.

I can tell you that Amazon needs less work and so will be available firstly to row this season (2023), but until her mast and rigging is passed fit for public use, she will not be hired for sailing.  Hopefully, all will be well, and she will be available for sailing later in the season.  Hence my list of interested parties, so I can keep you in the loop, to you enable you make your plans. Amazon will in the next few years require a further £10,000 for a strip and re-varnish. Swallow needs at least £3000 worth of work to make her safe, and a further £10,000 to bring her up to a sustainable standard, and so this is in terms of years, rather than months, as we raise the money and the Yard can find the time to do the works in a sensible order.

Contact to be on the interested in sailing list or to volunteer to be a skipper or launcher.