I looked through the SHTP 1980 archive and found Hal Holbrook's name and boat Yankee Tar. Searched the web and it seems to be the actor.

Skip or any others please fill us in on some detail here.

Photo below not from the finish but from another island in the Pacific.

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Not sure if photo will attach so here's the image link.