Category Archives: General News

COVID-19 Epidemic

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We have cancelled all Association rallies for the first half of 2020 but still have the autumn Bembridge rally in the programme but to be confirmed.

Stay safe and stay well.

Dufour News Winter 2019

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The latest issue of Dufour News is the Winter 2019 issue. This includes articles: Racing in Gocek, Alderney Rescue, Bembridge Rally, Sunny and South (part 2), Peter Pitchforth 1935-2019, Comfort Improvements for Dufour 365 GL.

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!