Toria (trimaran)

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Toria was a trimaran sailboat designed by Derek Kelsall and launched in 1966. [1] It was named after Kelsall's daughter. [2]

Trimaran triple-hulled boat

A trimaran is a multihull boat that comprises a main hull and two smaller outrigger hulls which are attached to the main hull with lateral beams. Most trimarans are sailing yachts designed for recreation or racing; others are ferries or warships.

Sailboat boat propelled partly or entirely by sails

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Derek Kelsall is an English multihull sailboat designer now resident in New Zealand.



In 1966 Toria won the first RWYC Two-Handed Round Britain Race. [1] It also won fifth place in the solo Atlantic race. [1]


In 1976 Toria caught fire during the solo Atlantic race. [1]


Toria was the first design by Kelsall, the first foam sandwich constructed trimaran in the world, and is directly credited with igniting French interest in multihull sailing. [1]

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Toria led directly to the design of Trifle . [4]

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