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Dufour 385 has been spotted in several race result lists...

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:02 pm
by Michael Boe
I made a half hour survey on the web, and found several boats that have been actively racing in the past.

It could be fun to share tricks and experience related to racing the Dufour 385...?

I found:

The Great Huf, UK
Silver Paws, UK
Ladies First, AUT
Dubonnet, AUS
Tuna, IRL
Chablisienne, NOR
Jolly Sailor, NOR

race a dufour 385

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:33 am
by cheaterbill
in juni 2006 my dufour (atlantis) participate a the bol'dor race in leman lake.
Im not finish the race because at this time a have no spinnaker.
But at the middle of the race in my category i pass the door in 3 position in class 7, in the front of 90 boats, with stock sails and extremely light wind ( 1-5 knots).

yann Bill

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:43 am
by TimOnders
If you have any hints on sailing the 385, it would be apreciated.

We have one in our fleet (s/v Sound Effects) which I've sailed in a couple non-competitive races (the winner is selected by a drawing after the race). Honestly, I just can't get her to move very well. I'm not sure if it's the furling main, or if I'm just doing something wrong.