Sailing on a historic vessel is like being transported in a time. Join us for an afternoon of wine and cheese on General Patton’s schooner, the When and If, and learn about the history and restoration of the 76-year-old vessel which stands as a monument to the private ambition of a great war hero and the ingenuity of a world-class designer.
When General, then a colonel, George S. Patton commissioned one of America’s most prestigious designers to build him a boat in 1939, he had the ultimate ambition in mind:
“When the war is over, and If I live through it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.”
When and If was a new idea: a yacht which would maintain her classic beauty and hold her own in recreational racing while being sturdy, comfortable, safe and luxurious enough to take a family on the voyage of a lifetime