Jones-according to competitors and his own crew-can be vocal on the water, but his fellow competitors, and the other members at Bayview YC universally like him. We don't award the overall trophy until all the trophies have been handed out. We'd like to think that the crowd sticks around to see who'll win, but they're probably staying for the Mt. Gay hat toss, when we throw out the extra red hats into the crowd. So, the tent was still crowded when it came time to announce the winner. Sailing World's George Brengle explained that the award is given to the winner of the most competitive class, as determined by Sailing World staff and the race committees. When Brengle made the announcement, the crowd went wild, and the Burden IV crew, Burt Jones in the lead, came to the podium to receive their trophy. "Wow, that's all I could say," says Jones. "The crew was out of their minds with the fact we'd won the award, because none of us thought we had a chance. We were really happy."