AODs return to Bosham Classic Boat Revival 2019

Over the weekend of 5/6th September Bosham Sailing Club held its annual Classic Boat Revival, a five-race regatta. This year four AODs took part in attendance with their support boat Walkabout III. Once again B.S.C. managed to provide perfect conditions in Chichester Harbour, with moderate north-westerlies on the Saturday and lighter northerlies on the Sunday. … Read more

Axe One Design Regatta – 66th Anniversary

Having previously celebrated the AOD regattas on a five yearly basis, last year it was decided to the run the regatta annually. The weekend of 14th-16th June was chosen, with high expectations of good weather. The two previous (60th & 65th) had been run in late July, both incurred un-seasonally strong south-westerlies curtailing any sailing … Read more

AODS head east – RSYC Gins

Five Axmouth based AODS – No.s 1, 8, 21, 22 & 24 joined the two Beaulieu based AODs No. 6 & 23 for a late summer weekend of ‘messing about in boats’ on the Beaulieu River (Sept 15th/16th). Once again we are indebted to the RSYC in allowing the fleet to launch and berth at … Read more

AOD awarded Bosham Classic Boat Revival Concours d’Elegance 2018

The weekend of 1st/2nd September provided ideal conditions for the Bosham Classic Boat Revival regatta, a light/moderate south easterly,  with factor 50 wall to wall sunshine, perfect sailing conditions for traditional dinghies. This was the first time that the AODs had ventured east to this classic regatta. No.1 Whimbrel and No.6 Swallow were towed around by sea … Read more

AOD No.24 – Official Launching

On Saturday 14th April the River Axe witnessed the launching of a brand new AOD. The AYC slipway was rigged with flags, bubbly was set up on the pontoon and right on queue, the sea mist cleared, leaving a lovely sunny afternoon for the official launching of AOD No.24. The new AOD was lowered into … Read more

2018 – New Axe One Design

2018 has started with the commissioning of new AOD.  No.24 had its keel laid in early January and is expected to be completed by the end of March. Once again Peter Williams’ yard at Bodinnick has been chosen to build the AOD. Local Axmouth residents Graham & Eileen Mather took the decision to build an … Read more

Roy Perry 1929 – 2017

We were sorry to learn of the recent death of Roy Perry at the age of 88. Roy was a member of the Axe Yacht Club when it was re constituted in 1948 and involved with the early development of the Axe One Designs. Roy was proud of his early connections with the local branch … Read more

Round Up for 2015

This year saw the successful completion of the full AYC River Race Series – all races were sailed and this with an extended programme. Plus we have new winner of the River Shield, Malcolm Gill sailing AOD No.20 won the overall prize, a first for Malcolm who has been campaigning Shearwater for 15 years – … Read more

A class meets J Class

Due to un-obliging tides, 2015’s Round the Island Race was held on a Thursday evening rather than at the weekend; the timing of the requisite large spring tide did not serve. However the race was held in perfect conditions allowing the unusual course to be set navigating the embankment channel, making the island a mark … Read more