Yes, some races gave money for prizes. I remember one, Velox 5 Oceans, I won the third leg (from Montevideo to Charleston), and get some money (in euros, maybe 1.000). Besides, got a VIP signature to one British weather channel for one year (300 libras). I won others races too, but cant remember the prizes. But there were prizes. Volvo gaves a Volvo car to 1th, a super watch to 2th and a VIP travel to Monza (all payd, including trip). Unfortunally, I was 2th until leg 6, when I had problems in leg 7 with my conexion (and bugs from the game interface, it was not VR). But I tell you, to receive prizes (I was many times in TOP 10 in many VR races with different boats name) always was a pain, because I live in Brasil. Besides, I got sponsors to race. I am back to racing regattas now, everything is diferent in the game interface, wiil be not easy get back to my old skills, anyway, hope you are right, in the future comes some prizes in money like must be.