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Dufour News Summer 2023

Latest issue of the Association magazine is now out with articles including : Equipping Carpe Diem, Round The Island 2023 – A Family Affair, Curing the Elusive Deck Leak, Folly Meet-Up May 2023, Galley Gossip – West Country Delights, Our Engine Fails… and the Aftermath

See it here.

David Eyre Trophy Winners 2022

This trophy is awarded to the author of the best article in Dufour News magazine as selected by Dorothy Eyre. For 2022 the winner is John Head for his article A Classic Voyage, part 1 of which was in the winter 2022 issue of Dufour News.

His article starts with buying a new boat (a Dufour 36 Classic) and, in part 1, ends with their arrival in Spain.
He wins a pair of Dufour Association glasses engraved with their boats’ names as well as the original reward of a voucher for having the article published.

Association Round The Island Trophy Winner 2022

Huge congratulations to Jeremy Vines and his Dufour 34 “Pickle” for being the highest placed Association member in the recent Round The Island Race.
Jeremy came first in ISC Div 5C (beating the second place boat by around 14 mins) and an admirable sixth position overall.
He is also awarded the Dufour Association’s trophy and set of engraved glasses.

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.