Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Transpaciﬁc Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu
For the race's Centennial Celebration in 2005, the City of Long beach has dedicated Rainbow Harbor as the "Transpac Village" mainland staging base. Here competitors from across the country and overseas can interact with the public and perform last-minute preparations on their boats before starting the race off the Palos Verdes Peninsula each July during odd-numbered years.
Location. 33° 45.699′ N, 118° 11.587′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on South Pine Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 10th Anniversary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of a skyline (about 500 feet away); G.A.R. Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Their Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Breakers (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sovereign (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Blackstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
Also see . . . Transpacific Yacht Club History. Since 1949 the fastest in the fleet have traditionally competed for the unique Transpacific Yacht Club Perpetual Trophy---a 3 1/2 x 4-foot plaque of hand-carved Hawaiian koa wood---better known as the "Barn Door." Smaller boats unable to match the larger ones in sheer speed compete for a prize more reflective of crew performance: the King Kalakaua Trophy, a metallic model of a sailing canoe, for the best corrected handicap time. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.