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 100 pontoon 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...

  • 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......

  • Digger Mike

    Digger Mike catches a 12lb 8oz Undulate Ray

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

  • Sunset over Axe Yacht Club


Commodore awards Lloyds Bank Shield to 'Team Shepherd & Bartlett'!

At the AGM Commodore Steve Biddle gave Dennis & Dawn Shepherd and Mike & Hazel Bartlett the award for outstanding contribution to the Club. The Commodore highlighted Dennis & Mike’s contribution to the harbour services team and their organisation of the excellent Friday evening talk programme, as well as the...

Friday Night Talk & Photo Competition - 16th December 7.30pm

The last Friday evening talk before Christmas will be a 20 minute talk on the AYC Summer Cruise to the Solent given by Dennis Shepherd (no entrance fee).. This will be followed by a Club photo competition. Entry fee £1 per photo (max 2 entries per member), the total will...

Mark Jenkins and Mike & Jane Calvert share the Achievement Trophy

. Congratulations to Mark Jenkins and Mike & Jane Calvert who were jointly awarded the Achievement Trophy at this year’s Prize Giving. Mark (aka Spoons) won the non-IRC Yacht class (div 2) at Dartmouth Royal Regatta, sailing his Salty Pup 23 ‘Roobarb’, and Mike & Jane regained the Merlin Rocket...

Harry wins the Lysander Trophy for 2016 Best Overall Cadet Performance

. Well done to Harry Newbury who was presented with the Lysander Trophy by Commodore Steve Biddle at this year’s Prize Giving. Other cadet winners included Tom Clayton (Best Junior Improver), Katie Birt (Best Senior Improver) and Xavier Entwistle (Best Beginner). Guy Clayton was awarded the Ron Amey Trophy for...