Current News

This shows current news stories for members and non-members.

Winner of the David Eyre Trophy

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...Read More »


Association Rallies for 2019

We are currently adding Association Rallies for 2019 to the web site. Some are already added but more to come.

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Dufour News Winter 2018

The latest issue of Dufour News is the Winter 2018 issue with Weymouth and Bembridge Association Rally Reports, Cruising South-West Ireland, Ramsgate Week and a new-members article “A Steep Learning Curve”, and more.

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Red Diesel

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...Read More »


2018 Association Round The Island Trophy

In a challenging race this year (lack of wind) the Association member yacht “Mintaka” owned by David and Ben Dillistone achieved highest place and wins the Association’s trophy for 2018.

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Dufour Association Burgees

Dufour Association

Fly 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.

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New Archive for Manuals

A new feature for Dufour Association members is an archive for manuals so members can share and access Dufour manuals that may be difficult to get – or just not with you when you want them.
Members have already added some and we hope to share more over time.

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