Friday, April 27, 2018

Tall Ships-Lynx and When and If

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The Lynx and the When and If, a pair of American tall ships. It’s Two-fer-one…sort of. Well. At least in this episode.

We were able to board the Oliver Hazard Perry, Picton Castle, Oosterschelde and Elissa for tours, but the Lynx and When and If were occupied elsewhere…they had a special ticketed event…short sails in Galveston harbor, aboard either one of these two vessels.

And while that was appealing, it was way out of our budget.

However, we did get to see these two small, sleek boats under sail, and more than once.

Known as America’s Privateer, the Lynx was built in 2001 and was inspired by a real tall ship…a privateer that was in the War of 1812. It, too, was called the Lynx. You can learn more about the Lynx at

When and If was built in 1939 at the request of General George S. Patton with the goal: “WHEN this war is over, and IF I survive, Bea and I are going to sail around the world.” As a result, the schooner yacht When and If was built for comfortable cruising as well as sport racing.  You can learn more about her at

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