Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu

 
 
Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 31, 2013
1. Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu Marker
Inscription. The Transpacific Yacht Race, 2,225 nautical miles to Honolulu, is one of the great ocean races of the world. First launched in 1906, the race now features as many as 80 yachts, all completing for a place on the Transpac Walk of Fame. Past winners include such celebrities as Frank Morgan, the "Wizard of Oz," in 1947, and Roy E. Disney in 1999. Over the years, other crew members have included Ted Kennedy, Olympic swimming star, Mark Spitz, and Johnny (Tarzan) Weismuller. But, for the most part, it has been men, women, and children as young as 11 sailing with their families and sharing a love of the sea.

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.
Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 31, 2013
2. Transpacific Yacht Race - Long Beach to Honolulu Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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.
 
Categories. SportsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 23 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.
Paid Advertisement