Search the Collection
Advanced Search

Yachting cap worn by Trygve Halvorsen

Date: 1960s
Showcase: 55 x 160 x 160 mm, 0.16 kg
Medium: Wool
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Tygve Halvorsen
Object Name: Cap
Object No: 00038507
Place Manufactured:London

User Terms

    This peaked yachting cap was worn by Trygve Halvorsen and was made in London by Christies for Chorley's of Sydney. The front of the cap has an applied goldwork embroidered badge featuring a crown and a small metal anchor, and a wide band of black elasticised lace runs around the cap.
    SignificanceThe cap was worn by Trygve Halvorsen, who was directly involved with Australia's first America's Cup and Admiral's Cup challenges, as well as other Blue Water Classics such as the Sydney-Hobart yacht race.
    HistoryThe Halvorsen brothers initially crewed in harbour races in the 1930s organised by the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club. When sailing resumed in 1945 after World War II, the Halvorsens were soon associated with success in ocean racing.

    Lars Halvorsen built the 1946 Sydney-Hobart yacht race winner CHISTINA. His sons Trygve and Magnus made sailing history with their three consecutive Sydney-Hobart wins in FREYA 1963-1965, and Magnus competed in 30 Sydney-Hobarts from 1946 to 1982, honing his skills as a navigator.

    The Trygve and Magnus won four Trans Tasman races between 1948 and 1961 in their yachts PEER GYNT, SOLVEIG and NORLA, and went on to compete in Australia's first Admirals Cup and America's Cup Challenge series in FREYA and the 12 meter yacht GRETEL respectively. They also competed in the Southern Cross, Trans-Pacific and other blue water races. Carl Halvorsen distinguished himself in the 5.5 class winning the Australian championship in 1966, 1982 and 1991.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Yachting cap worn by Trygve Halvorsen

    Primary title: Yachting cap

    Discuss this Object


    Please log in to add a comment.