Category Archives: General News

Association Round The Island Trophy

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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!

Red Diesel

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The UK Government (HMRC) has lost its case at the European Court of Justice regarding the use of red diesel. Its case was that leisure vessels were allowed to use red diesel as part was used for heating rather than propulsion. This meant that UK leisure sailors could use this cheaper fuel and that marinas and harbours need not stock red diesel for commercial vessels and unmarked diesel for leisure vessels.
What this means remains to be seen as it depends on what harbours choose to supply and what effect the UK’s departure from the EU might mean in the longer term.
One might say “watch this space”.

Dufour Association Burgees

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Dufour AssociationFly your Dufour Association pennant with pride.
If you are a member and don’t have one yet then the Association is currently offering the new batch at under cost price.