Team Bugaboo, skippered by Eduard Zanen with Mischa Heemskerk as crew was the first overall beachcat to finish and the first in their F18 Fleet to complete the long upwind first leg of the Tybee 500 finishing at 6:01:07 pm. They were sailing the brand new Hobie Wildcat
and are the factory race team for Hobie Europe.
The first Nacra 20 to finish was Team Velocity One skippered by Trey Brown with crew Bailey White. Finishing at 6:06:00 pm, about 4 minutes ahead of the next Nacra 20.
The first leg of the Tybee 500 started from Islamoroda in the Florida Keys. Because of the lack of sandy beaches in that area this becomes the only leg that uses a traditional on-the-water start. On all the rest of the legs an off-the-beach start is used.