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 more2012 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 moreReview 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 moreThe 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 more2010 Launching