The overall results of this seven-day tournament were, as per usual, spectacular to say the least, with 126 black marlin tagged and released. Out of these, 30 were big mamas over 800 pounds. In recent years, the Classic has been part of the IGFA Great Marlin Race, and all 26 vessels were armed with satellite tags. These sophisticated tags, worth around $5,000 each, were donated by the Bertarelli Foundation and Stanford University, and all of them were deployed into large black marlin either during or just after the tournament. These tags will certainly yield some important information in the months to come.