The name of the deeded trophy is the Mark Rudiger Celestial Navigation Trophy.
This trophy is an antique brass 1905, T. Hemsley & Son silver-vernier, A-frame sextant, donated by Stan Honey, which will receive plaques for each winner.
The winner will also receive a take-home "navigators trophy" similar to those received by the navigators of the winning boats, but engraved as the Mark Rudiger Celestial Navigation Award.
This trophy is to be awarded each Transpac Race to the navigator who submits celestial navigation worksheets or evidence of traditional navigation to the finish inspectors immediately after finishing, and whose work is selected as the "best" (see below criteria) by an impartial panel of judges.
The judging panel is to comprise one or more navigators, skilled in the art of celestial navigation, who have completed at least one Transpac Race, and who are selected by the Commodore of The Transpacific Yacht Club each race. Judges serving on the panel will be ineligible to compete for the Trophy for the year for which they are serving as a judge.
The judging will be subjective and final, and will be based on the difficulty of the navigational techniques used and the skill exhibited in the submitted work. The judges will consider;
2017 Example Submission