The new programme for 2015 has been drawn up and with the co-operation of the weather the River Race Series hopes to run 10 races from May to October. Over the years the usual formula to hold a river race has depended upon three factors, a minimum tidal height of 3.5m (Exmouth Dock), over a … Read more A new season almost upon us….
2014 is proving to be a quieter year for the AODs having celebrated the diamond jubilee last year. Unfortunately the Fowey Classics event has been cancelled this year so the annual AOD pilgrimage will not go ahead, although there is expectation for it to be held in 2015. So far the river race programme has … Read more AOD summer update
Having experienced somewhat inclement weather for the AOD 60th anniversary in mid-June, the summer picked up dramatically (typically) from the following weekend onwards turning out to be bit of a scorcher. AODs went in differing directions; Whimbrel went west to the Percuil River and had a very pleasant lazy few days sailing in the light, … Read more The Season’s Round-up
The regatta was held over last weekend under the burgees of the Axe Yacht Club & K.E.Y.S. Despite the unseasonal conditions on the Saturday & Sunday, three out of the five races were completed, plus a full social programme. The weekend started off with two river races on the Friday evening (this in view of … Read more AODs 60th Anniversary Regatta 21st – 23rd June
The 60th anniversary regatta is almost upon us and preparations are well under way. The programme of events has been finalised, all that is required now is the cooperation of the weather…. Latest update on A.O.D. No.21 Freddie, Pat Trezise has reluctantly sold the boat, but the good news is No.21 will remain in Axmouth. … Read more Freddie takes a Tern
The summer evening race programme is almost upon us, the river has been incredibly low for the time of year, yet as soon as the environmental drought was declared, East Devon incurred a deluge and the river was once more in spate. Hopefully these un-seasonal fluctuations will settle down once we start this season’s river racing. … Read more 2012 Season
Looking back over the 2011 season one could be forgiven for thoughts of not the best. But looking more closely perhaps the lack of sunshine in August (well below average) clouded our memories of what has been a reasonable sailing season – at least on the river. One race early on in the season was … Read more Review of 2011
Despite the mixed weather at the end of August, a crystal clear morning coincided with high water on Saturday 28th August – with a light north westerly conditions were favourable for a sail on the estuary. The purpose of which was to witness the launching of the latest AOD (on the Axe). All seven AODs … Read more The largest fleet of AODs on the Axe for 50 years….
After almost a year since placing his initial order Chris Brown has launched his new Axe One Design – Gannet – No.23. The severe winter weather was no deterrent, the launching went ahead on the 2nd January – an undeniably cold, clear and crisp morning. With temperatures hovering around zero there was no requirement to chill the champagne! … Read more 2010 Launching