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Join the Club

Welcome to the Axe Yacht Club, a vibrant club located at Axmouth Harbour, East Devon.

The club has a membership of ~800 engaged in a wide range of activities including dinghy sailing, cruiser sailing and motor boating/angling. The club has just over 100 pontoon moorings, allocated from a waiting list, and can accommodate a substantial number of boats for launch and retrieve from a slip located in the harbour. Dinghy sailing can be enjoyed on the sea with beach launched boats and on the river Axe when tides allow. The club has an active cadet section with regular activities throughout the year.

The Activities Afloat team organise a comprehensive programme of dinghy and cruiser races, with the motor boat section organising fishing competitions. All of this is supported by a range of social activities in the excellent club house located on the beach.

The club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association and is RYA approved to provide a range of shore based and on water courses. Courses are dependant on numbers enrolling and instructor availability.

Members of the club are involved in all aspects of the running of the club and giving time to the club is a requirement of membership. Volunteering is also a great way to meet other members of the club.

The club is well equipped with a boat lift, member's workshop, outboard motor store, support boats and dinghies for use during organised sessions. Power is available in the yard to enable boat maintenance to be carried out as required.

Please look around the website for more details of the club. If you are not a member and wish to join, download the application form below and post it to the Membership Secretary at the address given on the form. What happens next is that you will normally receive an acknowledgement on receipt, by email if one is supplied so please check junk mail folders. As well as your application being displayed in the Clubhouse for 14 days, you will also be invited to an informal meeting with some of the Committee members in the clubhouse*.

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidance, we are unable to hold new applicant meetings. However, membership applications are still being considered by members of the Executive Committee. The clubhouse, boatyard and harbour are currently closed. If your application is accepted you will be invited to join AYC and an informal new members meeting will be held once the Government guidance allows. (updated 5.1.2021)

Please contact the Membership Secretary directly by phone or email if you've not heard anything within a week of posting the form.

We look forward to welcoming you to AYC

Nigel Daniel, AYC Commodore (

Nick Jolly, Membership Secretary (


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