Going into Final Sail, the final event in the 2017 series, Sandra MacMillan's Sandman team had a slim lead over Team Sailsmen/Advanced Roofing, Contender One and Miss Britt/Contender for the Quest for the Crest title and the coveted burgundy jackets. After Day One, Sandman, led by Capt. John Louie Dudas, had released five sails to further solidify their position as the lead dog in the race. Meanwhile, Old No. 7, captained by Jamie Ralph, took the top daily prize with nine sails released.