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WHEN AND IF


Vessel stats

Class B
Nationality USA
Year Built 1939
Rig Gaff Schooner 2

Specification


  • Name: WHEN AND IF
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: USA
  • Year built: 1939
  • Home port: Key West
  • Rig: Gaff Schooner 2
  • Height: 21.85 m
  • Length: 19.35 m
  • Entered by: When and If

About


  • Areas of operation: Atlantic/Caribbean, North America East Coast, Canada
  • Number of trainees: 6
  • Number of permanent crew: 6
  • Berth types: Cabins
  • Operational language(s) on board: English

Tall ship races and regattas


Biography


The designer, John Alden, had made his name as a builder of elite racing schooners that retained all their beauty and style while constantly winning the premier ocean races of the time. When and If was a new idea: a yacht which would maintain all her classic beauty and hold her own in recreational racing whilst being sturdy, comfortable, safe and luxurious enough to take a family on the voyage of a lifetime

She spent the next 17 years cruising the coast of the U.S. and occasionally racing in classic yacht regattas, the When and If turned heads wherever she went.