Voting is now open for the members’ photo competition to award prizes for the top photos of 2021.
Latest issue of the Association magazine is now out with articles including: – Cruising in the Time of Covid; Hull Repairs after a Grounding; From the UK to EU… and EU to UK; Round the Island Race 2021; UK Shore Power Sockets
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.
Reflecting the growth of the Dufour Association we have increased the committee size with two new members from beyond the UK and they will work with more non-UK members to develop the Association for all.