Designers and builders of lightweight high performance dinghies, and custom-built quality foils for racing dinghies and small keelboats.


Last site update

18 January 2017

Bloodaxe new address for 2016/7.   7 Princes Esplanade, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, PO31 8LE
Contact phone number : 0780 496 2847   or  01983 295367

January 2017
Andy will be retiring soon.
A few more foils and possibly an IC to build this year.

December 2016
Andy has been working part-time for the last year, and will only be doing a limited amount of small items in the future.
The latest projects include :

Daggerboard and new case fitted to Andy's old Cherub 2676 built in 1999.
IC hull for Colin Brown
N18 Rudder
Contender centreboard

GP 14 rudders

Daggerboard rudders and stocks for YW Dayboat
 May 2016
The workshop has been extended, so there is enough room to work on the IC.
The IC has been completed.
Recent foils include: 
Reversible T-foil rudder for IC
Daggerboard rudder and stock for YW Dayboat
FD rudder
Bright yellow Solo centerboard
Streaker daggerboard

December 2015
Andy has down-sized / semi-retiring ( soon ), and  working  from a workshop at home. 
New IC hull under construction for Colin Brown.
cartop slopy stem
Daggerboard rudder and stock for Contender. Very close to minimum weight, much lighter than normal lifting blades + stocks.
Contender daggerboard rudder and stockContender daggerboard rudderstock

June 2015
IC to Maas design completed for Gareth Caldwell.

November 2014
Taking orders for Maas design IC - This design won and was also runner-up at the Worlds 2014 and 2011.
Bloodaxe-built Dragonfly ICs 3rd and 7th at 2014 Worlds
New board, case repairs, T-foil rudder repairs for Cherub 'Poppy' after a major running-aground incident.

August 2014

Mods to foiling Int Moth rudder

Fastacraft horizontal modified to make symmetrical section.

Fastacraft vertical extended by 300mm, and stiffened.

Cherub UK Nationals

At Weston SC. Bloodaxe-built hulls 2nd, 8th, 10th, 13th and 17th.


Repairs to D-One daggerboard and hull
d-one  D-one case

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