Sailing Cruisers "play away" - its as simple as that. Mini adventures that bind the Axe cruising community together or perhaps a more adventurous two week Summer Cruise. Unconstrained freedom, exploration and fun is what its all about with our type of sailing!
We are well placed to travel the scenic Jurassic coast Eastwards to Weymouth or Westward, along the older Triassic coast, towards Dartmouth and beyond. All of this provides a Week End voyage of interest and discovery, frequently featuring an evening meal in the company of like minded club members. Bring and share pontoon parties punctuate normality and spontaneous joyful singing has coaxed even the more reserved to enter into the spirit of Axe cruising.
Crossing the English Channel is a slightly longer adventure where the beautiful island of Alderney provides a frequent staging post for France and the other Channel Islands. Our members have turned up in Holland, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and, closer to home, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have all been explored and enjoyed by our more intrepid members. The world has been traversed from the Axe!
Beach BBQ's are a favourite short trip, anchoring in a secluded bay rather than on a marina based pontoon. Dolphin spotting is a favourite pastime with the occasional sunfish, basking shark or turtle putting in appearances whilst crossing Lyme Bay.
Events such as Alderney week, Dartmouth regatta or, closer to home, Candles on the Cobb and Guitars on the beach at Lyme Regis, all provide interesting opportunities for our cruising fraternity.
There is never a dull moment for Axe Cruisers. If, however, you seek solitude then you can follow the footsteps of those happiest lying at anchor in the Isles of Scilly or up one of the South West's rivers, creeks and coves.