The regatta organizers received plenty of kudos from competitors and visiting volunteers for the manner in which they orchestrated this event. But perhaps local racer Jeff Irvine, who sailed in the Melges 24 class had the most accurate take on this year's event. "The off and on soggy weather was really a challenge. I know it was for the organizers, and it definitely was for us on the water. But what was great about this regatta is that it had all the possibility of being a downer because of weather. I woke up this morning and the forecast called for 100 percent rain and possible thunderstorms, yet we didn't see any of that. And it turned out that we had really great racing today, and that was the case all three days."
At the awards ceremony, one final special award was presented – the Jubilee Sportsmanship Award, which was awarded to Jay Cook of Charleston. Cook is a longtime supporter of this regatta and an active sailboat racer. He has raced in the majority of the 20 editions of Charleston Race Week on board his 42-foot Beneteau Tohidu.