"This regatta is massive for the island of St. Maarten, and it shows that the yachting world is leading the recovery by holding these events," said Race Director Paul Miller. "One hundred boats bring in close to 4,000 people, and that's 2,000 hotel rooms, 16,000 dinners. It all adds up and is a huge boom to the island's economy, the event was a success and although the conditions were unexpected - from the wind direction (mostly westerly), its strength (uncustomary light), and the swells (challenging) - that didn't change the fact that we put on some great racing. On Sunday, I realized that we hadn't run a great regatta by overcoming adversity; we had simply run a great regatta. It's not a matter that we did it despite Irma; we just did it."