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

A new season almost upon us….

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

AOD summer update

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

The Season’s Round-up

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

Freddie takes a Tern

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

David Trezise 1953 – 2013

It’s with great sadness that we report the sudden death of David Trezise, long term member of the AYC and owner of AOD No.21 ‘Freddie’. On 12th February David had been thatching the roof of the Harbour Inn at Axmouth and had came home feeling unwell. Later that afternoon he suddenly passed away of a … Read more

2013 Update

A new season is just around corner although writing this in mid January may lead one to think otherwise, freezing temperatures with snow & ice; definitely not conducive to thoughts of varnishing and painting. This year sees the 60th anniversary of AOD No.1 Whimbrel. To celebrate the occasion the AOD class will hold a Diamond … Read more