Thursday, February 4, 2010

Youtube Kelsall history

Trimaran,Jonathan, kelsall, stripling 28, Golden Oldies,
Lápparition des premiers multicoques dans les annees 60.

Put these titles into search.

These are both in French language. The Stripling is a neat, very simple tri with a good race record, introducing guys like Mike Golding to offshore racing. Now in the French Golden Oldies fleet.

The second includes Toria as well Newick designs, plus a self righting cat coming back from a knock down. Toria was my first design, first foam sandwich and first multi to win a major open offshore event - the 2000 mile Round Britain in 1966. This trip from N. Cornwall to London Xmas 66 was Eric Tabarly's introduction to multihull sailing - and we all know how the French took up the challenge afterwards.

Happy boating.