With trophies and glory on the line, the two divisions and entire IRC fleet pulled out all the stops on the final day of NYYC Race Week that saw a building southerly and many finishes too close to call.
It was the Swan 42s that were contesting their National Championship, and the J/109s looking to crown their North American Champion. In the end it was Ken Colburn and his team aboard the Swan 42 Apparition who wound up capturing the prize and Rick Lyall aboard Storm in the J/109 class who captured the title and a Rolex watch.
Maxi racer George David and his crew aboard Rambler in IRC 1 showed a dominant performance over NYYC Commodore Bob Towse's Blue Yankee to claim the Best Performance Overall in IRC. David, Colburn and Lyall will all receive their own Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch.