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093 Patriot

The Skerry Cruiser is Sweden´s contribution to the world of sailing. It is a fast and elegant boat of which over 1200 have been built since the advent of the rule in 1908.

The rule of the Square Metre Yachts was applied by the Swedish Sailing Association in 1908 and revised in 1925. A boat design suited for racing as well as pleasure was required for the Swedish skerry by combining a suitable interior space with a significant sail area. The class rule is a construction rule where all boats have their individual design but the sail area is limited and defines the size of the individual boat.

The Udell class was developed by the Chicago Yacht Club as a one-design 22 square metre. The boat was designed by Knud Reimers in 1953 in hopes of reducing the galloping prices of new boats and the built at the respected Kungsörs Boatyard.

Eleven boats were built. Patriot is number U5. The boats are absolutely gorgeous, with long overhangs and low freeboard one would associate with the square meters. Of course, beyond looks they are very fast.

Built in 1961, with the Yard number U-5,(S-333) for Byron Morril of Chicago and originally named Gladys she was renamed Valkyrie in 1964 and Patriot in 2003.

Patriot is 11 metres LOA and 2.01 metres beam.

Her owners are listed as:

  • Byron Morril 1961-1964
  • John Bergan M.D. 1964-1976
  • Peter McKinney M.D. 1976-1978
  • Gray Grolle and Geoffrey Mayhen 1979-1994
  • Charlie Megan 1994-2003
  • EISCA 

Patriot is based in Plymouth and owned by the EISCA Trust (Eyemouth International Sailing Craft Association Limited a charity registered in Scotland Charity No. SC034663) . For more information please contact Barbara Bridgman barbara@eisca.org.uk

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Andrew Thornhill

Designer:

Knud Reimers

Class:

Udell

Year Designed:

1953

Year Built:

1961

Builder:

Kungsor Boatyard Sweden



LOA:

11.25 m

xx ft

LOD:

11.25 m

xx ft

Beam:

1.9 m

xx ft

Draft:

1.38 m

xx ft

LWL:

8.35 m

xx ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

1.34

Displacement:

2.5 Tonnes

Thames Measurement:

-

Hull Material:

Wood

Hull Construction:

Closed Seams

Hull Frames:

Laminated

Rudder:

Transom Hung

Sail Material:

Dacron

Deck & Superstructure:

Timber Laid Deck

Superstructure Profile:

Flush Deck

Interior:

Stripped Racing

Steering:

Tiller

Transom:

Aft Sloping

Rig:

Sloop

Engine Make:

None

Engine HP:

-

Engine Mounted:

-

Propeller:

-

Propeller Blades:

-

Mast Material:

Aluminium

Mast Configuration:

2 Spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Fin

Keel Material:

Iron