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

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