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
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
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
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
Photos from the Dartmouth Regatta 2008 are now viewable:
Photos from the last river race of 2008 are now viewable:
The following round-up appears in the latest Axe Yacht Club (AYC) newsletter. 2008, what can one say? A season to be remembered for all the wrong reasons! The River Race programme suffered as much as any of the other AYC events. Just three of the programmed eight races were sailed, now that the evenings are … Read more
On an unusually warm and pleasant evening by the standards of this summer’s weather, the last river race of the year took place on the Axe last night, and five of the Axe One Designs were sailing. There was very little wind. The first (and only!) boat across the finishing line was original Axe One … Read more
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