Transpacific Yacht Club – Honolulu Race

Image is of an unfinished bronze plaque (single sided) of the Transpacific Yacht Club – Honolulu Race (or simply Transpac Race) .  This  race is held in odd numbered years.

The Transpac Race was originally the vision of Hawaii’s King Kalākaua as a way to build the islands’ ties with the mainland US.

Since its humble beginning in 1906, the Transpac Race has become the oldest and longest enduring ocean race in the world and a “must do” on many sailors’ list of races.

This specimen was added to my collection as a Hawaiiana curiosity piece in bronze. It’s 107  mm is diameter. It large and heavy…

 

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Below is an official plaque in brass that was awarded in 1955.

 

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