Robert G. Dodge Trophy
Duty Free Shops deeded the Robert G. Dodge Perpetual Trophy to the Waikiki Yacht Club in honor of long time member Robert Gray Dodge. Bob Dodge was an attorney and active in local politics, helping to draft Hawaii’s Constitution, the City Charter for Honolulu and did a lot of work for Bishop Estate.He also kept the Waikiki Yacht Club from having a trash processing plant where the city maintenance shed is today. He was a respected authority on government structure.

Bob’s first love was the ocean and his true passion sailing.  He was a sailing purest, abjuring even an engine on his sailboats, the last being Fiasco. He moved to Hawaii around 1949 after spending time here in the Navy. He passed away in 1979 at age 63.

The Trophy was first deeded to honor the top Hawaii boat in the Pan Am Clipper Cup International Yacht Race in Hawaii starting in 1980. The Clipper Cup ran from 1978 to 1984.
Reactivated as the PHRF 2 first overall Trophy for the Three Day Around Oahu regatta over Memorial Day each year. In 1996 the winning boat was NALU and crew in PH-2. 

Starting in 2004, the Robert G. Dodge Perpetual Trophy has been awarded to the top Hawaii boat in the Waikiki Offshore Series. The Waikiki Offshore Series is an international competition for visiting boats that have completed the Transpac, Pacific Cup, or Vic Maui race.
Past Winners                                       
1980      Clipper Cup                                             Carrie Ann                              1St. Hawaiian Boat
1982      Clipper Cup                                             Uin Namara                            1St. Hawaiian Boat
1984      Clipper Cup                                             General Hospital                     1St. Hawaiian Boat
1986      Clipper Cup                                             Changed to Kenwood Cup and trophy retired. 
1988 - 1995                                     Retired
1996      Rededicated - 3-Day Around Oahu 1st overal
1996      3-Day Around Oahu              NALU      Hal Griffith                               1st overall
1998      3-Day Around Oahu                                                                                 1st overall
1999      3-Day Around Oahu                                                                                 1st overall
2000      Trophy retired -        3-Day Around Oahu renamed DJ Johnson
2001      2003                                    Retired
2004      Rededicated to Waikiki Offshore Series  Top Hawaii Boat                
2004      Waikiki Offshore Series                              Fins                       Todd and Cindy Wyrick
2005      Waikiki Offshore Series                              Kaimiloa III           Dave Nottage
2006      Waikiki Offshore Series                              Zamboni                Doug Taylor
2007      Waikiki Offshore Series                              Boomerang            John Spadaro
2008      2011                                                            Not awarded - all local boats
2012      To Be Determined
 
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