Just before 4 a.m., Imp, the little multi-green monster, showed up. She was preceded by five rivals in Class B of Division II, but saved her time to win her class again. Shortly after seven o'clock the first Class C boat, Sweet Okole, finished. Afterward, three of her crew were lounging around a yacht club pool, shedding huge crocodile tears. It had been Okole's third straight win, but, they lamented, with such poor, slumping wind, their big-bottomed beauty had not had a chance to show what she could really do.
There had been only one really big winner, but by the time most of the fleet was in and crews had gathered to have a drink and hash over the happenings at sea (becoming more exuberant with each recounting) it was hard to believe that anybody had been a loser.