When and If is an 83’ Alden schooner, commissioned by General George S. Patton in 1939. Her name is attributed to the quote, “When the war is over, and if I live through it, [my wife] Bea and I are going to sail her around the world.” With General Patton’s death in December of 1945, it was unlikely that When & If would ever fulfill her original purpose. But in 2012, Doug Hazlitt (known for his complete restoration of another historic Alden schooner) purchased the vessel with the mission to restore her to her former glory. With enough support and sponsorship, the Captain and crew intend to make General Patton’s dream for his sailboat come true. As Patton’s will requested, they plan to repurpose the vessel for sail training and education by taking on apprentices along their journey and donating a portion of their proceeds to a sailing scholarship program.