Patrician, originally Patricia III, is a vessel of noble origins either for her design than for her building. This is visible on her fair lines, with no stretches, tipical of the moment when Olin Stephens split the rudder from the keel, to reduce the water surface of the hull, leaving however an important connection between them and the skeg. This makes the Patrician amazingly easy to handle, while keeping a good stability route when sailing up-wind. Her construction is very sturdy and sophisticated. Thought she has not yet participated to the Mediterranean circuit of classic boats, I am sure that she will prove to be a good racing boat. Today she is in need of some work, before being launched again after two years on the hard.