Club History

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Pearl Harbor Yacht Club History on YouTube


PHYC was founded in 1924. During the 1920's, the club prospered establishing an anchorage and club house, and participating in international races.

The 1928 Pearl Harbor Yacht Club Yearbook provides an interesting account of the origins of the club as well as the club data from 1928.

Start of a Star Race (1928)




On 7 December 1983, the Honolulu Star Bulletin featured an article on the history of the club including interviews with some early members. 

Full Article Text


Clubhouse circa 1930.






The bi-annual TransPacific Yacht Race is an offshore yacht race starting in Southern California and ending at the Diamond Head Lighthouse buoy, a distance of around 2,225 nautical miles. Started in 1906, it is one of yachting's premier offshore races and attracts entrants from all over the world. PHYC has been a part of the race for many years.  In 1934, PHYC's entry, the “Manuiwa”, won the race, skippered by Harold Dillingham and with Duke Kahanamoku in the crew.


 

 

 

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