At the annual river race dinner, held at the Harbour Inn, trophies were awarded in a number of classes. These included recognition for the winner of the first harbour race, and the first time an AOD has been capsized for many years (the latter being won by the same crew who won the AOD cup … Read more The River Race Dinner
During September the West Country contingent of AODs made an end of season visit to the Beaulieu River joining up with the two Solent based AODs Gannet & Swallow. Bucklers Hard provided an excellent launch site and the Beaulieu River a beautiful stretch of water to sail on. A warm welcome to the visiting boats … Read more Latest News Flash for AOD 2010
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….
On the morning of the Axmouth show, Nos 1, 8 and 22 took part in a river race; no 22. Teal winning. Nigel Daniel presented Mike and Jane Culvert with a handsome posy of flowers in honour of their victory on the day of the Axmouth Flower Show. Several of the class will be on … Read more Show Day Racing
These photographs were taken at the launching of the new Axe One Design – Gannet – No.23, on 2nd January at Ashlett Creek.
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
Another season has come to an end, the evening river races finally curtailed by the failing light as autumn draws on on. Overall the River Race series has been well sponsored and a good proportion of the races completed, the only notable non entrant this year was Swallow, she couldn’t be enticed westwards from the … Read more Autumn 2009
Chris Brown’s AOD is taking shape at Pete William’s yard in Bodinnick. AOD No.23 has reached the the fully planked stage with ribs, the thwarts and centre plate box come next, Pete is hoping to finish build in the next couple of weeks. A keen eyed observer has noted that the Sea View One Design … Read more AOD No.23 Fully Planked
Chris Brown of Ashlett Creek has placed an order for a new AOD with Peter Williams at Bodinnick, Fowey. Launching of No.23 is planned for early summer. Locally, Paul and his son Alex Mears (Axmouth boat builders) have made a start on building an AOD, the stem and transom have been cut in preparation for … Read more New Year, New Axe One Design
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