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Class B
Nationality United States of America
Year Built 1939
Rig Gaff Schooner 2


  • Name: WHEN AND IF
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Year built: 1939
  • Home port: Key West
  • Rig: Gaff Schooner 2
  • Height: 16.2793679752554 m
  • Length of hull: 12.5699519808937 m
  • Entered by: When and If


  • Number of trainees: 6
  • Number of permanent crew: 6

Tall ship races and regattas


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.