Dufour News Spring 2022

Latest issue of the Association magazine is now out with articles including: Going Solo – western Med cruise, Close Encounters of the Lights Kind, Rogue Waves and Boats, Replacing Hull Fittings With Tru-Design, Rudder Trouble (38 Classic),
Galley Gossip, Living The Dream During A Pandemic?

See it here.

 

David Eyre Trophy Winners 2021

This trophy is awarded to the author of the best article in Dufour News magazine and this year there was a tie with both Paul Hutton-Ashkenny and Sue Garrett being declared winners. Both had written articles about cruises during the COVID pandemic, and they each win Dufour Association glasses as well as an award for the original article as all authors receive.

Association Round The Island Trophy

Each year the Association awards its “Round The Island” trophy to the member whose Dufour yacht is best placed in this race around the Isle of Wight.
This year the number of entrants for the race numbered just over 1000. Some 33 Dufours took part but the overall winner was Kaboodle, a Dufour 375 owned by Association member Dave Harper. Kaboodle was 33rd overall and first in its group. Kaboodle beat another member’s boat by just 48 seconds on corrected time in a race that for them lasted about 8 hours!
Dave is awarded the trophy for the year and also receives a personally engraved Dufour Association glass.