Feb 13, 2020

POTW February 13, 2020This issue’s Photo of the Week comes from Emily Sipe wintering in Key West. (What a great idea!)

When General (Then colonel) George S. Patton commissioned one of America’s greatest 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.”

 “The designer, John Alden, saw When and If as 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 

Long after the General’s untimely death in 1945, When and If sails on. Immaculately restored at 76 years old this gorgeous sailing machine stands as a monument to the private ambition of a hero and the ingenuity of a great designer doing charters in Florida.

 

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