Category Archives: General News

2020 Association Rallies Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic we have cancelled all rallies for this year. Should something unexpected change then we may look to schedule something new.

Dufour News Spring 2020

Latest issue of the Association magazine is now out with articles including: Crossing Biscay – Part 1, Round The Island Race 2019, A Two-Shackle Tip, Talks with Seagulls, Recaulking Teak Decks, Dufour Rebrands, AGM report, A Friend In Every Port.

See it here.


Association Round The Island Trophy

Congratulations to Steve Treadwell with his Dufour 34e Performance “Irene” for winning the Association RTI Trophy for being the highest placed finisher of our members. He was also placed first in the particular Division. In this year’s race every competitor was hampered by very light winds. Of the 1210 entrants just 283 managed to finish within the time limit so  a very creditable performance.

Dufour News Magazine Archives

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The Association’s magazine online archive now goes back to 1981. This provides further technical information for older yachts, and many additional ideas even for today’s yachts.

Winner of the David Eyre Trophy

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Winner of the 2018 David Eyre Trophy from the Dufour Association is Art Whitehead. The David Eyre Trophy is awarded by the Association Committee for the best article published in Dufour News during the year. The article “A Steep Learning Curve” was an example to us all and maybe reminds us all of our first steps in sailing!