Under the current class rules, only the Grand Prix division was also eligible for the world championship title. Winning seven of nine races made Edgar CATO and his Hissar the new World Champion. As such he won the Chandler Hovey Memorial Trophy. CATO also won the North American Championship in the Grand Prix class. The North American Championship Modern was won by Craig MILLARD'S Courageous. The North American Championship Classic Traditional went to Weatherly, Clayton DEUTSCH, and the North American Championship Classic Vintage was won by Onawa, sailed by the PARRISH/MCMILLEN/KEILLAND/FREMONT-SMITH Syndicate. Clayton DEUTSCH'S Weatherly was also presented a Rolex timepiece for the outstanding performance of the regatta based on a championship formula.
The Azzurra Trophy was awarded to New York Yacht Club as the club of the world champion. The NYYC also hosted the event.
Over four days of racing, the competitors were treated to the full spectrum of late summer weather in New England. Racing offshore on day one of the championships, they successfully avoided the torrential rain that flooded streets in coastal Rhode Island; while an hour delay on day three allowed tropical storm Ophelia to take her high winds out to sea; and, saving the best for last, they were rewarded with abundant sunshine and 9-12 knot winds for a spectacular final day of racing.