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This Bank Holiday weekend saw the IRC South West Championships in Plymouth. The weekend got off to a very blustery start but from the beginning the two Archambault A35’s were head to head. Sunday saw an exciting day of Championship racing. The top 5 boats in the fleet ran a very close race all weekend but the event was won by Archambault A35 “Waterjet”, 2nd Prima 39 “Mighty Max”, 3rd Hod “Sir Ducktion”, 4th Archambault A35 “Magic Roundabout” and 5th J133 “Apollo”.

David Pike from Wessex Yacht Sales Ltd attended the 2008 Dufour dealer meeting at La Rochelle. This was attended by over 100 dealers from all corners of the world. At the annual presentation dinner he was delighted to be presented with the award for Best After Sales Service for the UK, Northern Europe and the rest of the World. This was an award given after feedback from clients with new and used Dufour Yachts. He said ” he was delighted to accept this on behalf of the whole Wessex Yacht Sales Team who work so hard on behalf of their clients”

Yacht and Yachting published test reports on the Archambault A35 and A40RC. Please click on links below to review: In March the Army Sailing Association accepted the ownership of the first Archambault A40RC to arrive in the UK. Her name is “Britsh Soldier” and she has an exhaustive racing schedule this season. Within six weeks she had been chosen for the Commodores Cup Team. She is based in Gosport and will be a major player in the Solent inshore and off shore racing programmes.

Wessex Yacht Sales Ltd have just returned from another successful London Boat Show and are organising test sails on the full range of Dufour and Archambault yachts. We are delighted to announce the arrival of the first Archambault A40RC into the country in March and look forward to following her successful racing season. We are very pleased that Alex Pajot has joined Wessex Yacht Sales Ltd and will be working from the Brighton office as a yacht broker and new boat salesman. The Wessex team are looking forward to a great sailing season. Wessex Yacht Sales Ltd have just returned from another successful London Boat Show and are organising test sails on the full range of Dufour and Archambault yachts.