Sixty boats in Axe Yacht Club parade

PUBLISHED: 10:35 05 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:38 05 August 2016

The BBQ team – Bob and Shelagh Mercer and Chris and Carolyn Savory
Bob Mercer & Chris Savory

The BBQ team – Bob and Shelagh Mercer and Chris and Carolyn Savory Bob Mercer & Chris Savory


Barbecue team keep visitors well fed and watered throughout the weekend

The Parade of BoatsThe Parade of Boats

More than 60 vessels joined the traditional Parade of Boats along Seaton seafront during Axe Yacht Club’s (AYC) regatta weekend.

Members of the Seaton Sea Anglers’ Club and the East Devon Fishermen’s Association joined AYC sailing boats and motorboats of all shapes and sizes to provide a spectacular backdrop to the Seaton Devon Air Ambulance Week events at Fisherman’s Gap.

The weekend also saw some fierce competition in dinghy and cruiser bay races, a fishing competition and a dinghy race on the River Axe.

The team of race organisers, timekeepers and support boat crews ensured that everything went very smoothly and a team of volunteers at the AYC clubhouse kept everyone fed and watered all weekend.

Organisers paid special thanks to Bob and Shelagh Mercer and Chris and Carolyn Savory, who provided a magnificent barbecue on the Saturday evening, feeding more than 150 members.

Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by the ever-popular Patches.

Axe Yacht Club was formed in 1936 as the Seaton Sailing and Motor Boat Club. It was renamed shortly after WWII. Today, it has more than 700 members, around 120 marina-style berths and a large modern clubhouse. Visit

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