Lucky 13 enter inaugral event


The inaugural Dufour Cup & Rally was held last weekend, 21-22 July, with 13 boats entering. Dufour owners sailed from across the South Coast and “Deckadent” a Dufour 44 made the passage from Jersey. Forecast winds of Force 7 were looming for Friday and two yachts made the decision the turn back to the Solent from Weymouth.

Conditions on Saturday were light and shifty; Race 1 Spinnaker Class went to Derek Elliot helming his Dufour 34 “Mintaka”, whilst the winner of Non-Spinnaker Class was awarded to a well deserved Edmond Spash on “Cornelius Jones III” ,a Dufour 38 Classic.

At a light hearted Prize Giving the wooden spoon was presented to overall last place and a bottle of wine to the “Best Turned Out” boat; following a dinner at RTYC on the Saturday evening, Sunday’s racing was blessed with consistent and prevailing South Westerly winds blowing a solid Force 4, Saturday’s rain vanished and blue skies combined with flat seas helped all the competitors enjoy Torbay’s fantastic racing arena.