Welcome to the Axe Yacht Club

The Club was formed in 1936 as the Seaton Sailing & Motor Boat Club. It was renamed Axe Yacht Club shortly after WWII. 80 Years later the Club has over 700 members, around 120 marina-style berths & a large modern clubhouse. Yacht, in its correct sense, is a vessel propelled by sail or motor, used exclusively for pleasure. Whether your interest is sailing a dinghy, a day boat or a cruiser, racing or just pottering, angling, power-boating, scuba diving or water ski-ing, the Club's objective is to promote & facilitate a range of water sports, whilst enjoying & preserving the beautiful Axmouth Harbour. Activities on the water are supported by a full programme of social events.

  • Mini Spring Series R3

  • All trimmed up

    All trimmed up and ready to sail...

  • Cruiser Sailing

  • Bay racing

    Bay Racing

  • Dinghy sailing in Lyme Bay........

  • ......and Axmouth Harbour

  • Harbour Race entries

  • Fun on the River Axe

  • Axe One Design fleet

    Axe One Design Fleet

  • Perfect conditions for motor boating......

  • Off fishing......

  • A bird's eye view of the harbour (AYC clubhouse marked)

  • Sunset over Axe Yacht Club


Cadet Big Boat Day Delayed to Friday 29th July

Thanks to all the ‘big boat’ owners who have offered to take cadets/parents out. Due to the forecast for tomorrow (strong SW winds) we will delay until Friday when the weather looks better. Please click on the link on the left of this page for further updates. Any problems please...

AXE REGATTA, 30th & 31st JULY - Sailing Instructions now posted

The main Club event of the season is this coming weekend. The programme includes dinghy & cruiser bay races, a river race, a parade of sail/motor boats, & a boat fishing competition. Activities on the water will be supported by social activities including Bob Mercer’s legendary BBQ on Saturday evening...

SSAC/AYC BBQ raises £1000.76 for the RNLI!!

Saturday’s BBQ was a roaring success with over 150 people enjoying fish, pork & burgers cooked by chefs Lucy Dack & John Wallington. This was supplemented by numerous dishes donated by SSAC & AYC members. Dave & Nick behind the bar kept everyone well watered, the pig racing was very...

Around UK Sailors Return!

Congratulations to Geoff & Eddie who arrived back at the Axe on 9th July. They set off from AYC on 14th May to sail around the UK in a 33-foot Moody. Despite getting a rope wrapped around their propellor off the Lizard, spending nearly a week stuck in the Scilly...