GOOD NEWS Competes in “Shoe Race”

GOOD NEWS, a 1975 Alberg 37 Yawl, Hull 144, skippered by Ashley Walker and crew, competed in the 24th annual “Shoe Race” on Galveston Bay in May, 2006.  Entered in the “Classic Class”, GOOD NEWS was in first place after the first two races on Saturday, but surrendered the lead and dropped to third place after the wind died on Sunday.  The “Shoe Race” is an annual race sponsored by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas where GOOD NEWS and Jay Zittrer’s SHARED WATCH are berthed.  The race is called the “Shoe Race” because the first place crews in each class are awarded boat shoes from Sperry.  Second place crews received sandals, and third place crews received a pair of socks labeled “port” and “starboard”.  Though disappointed with the final results of the race, GOOD NEWS received many compliments on and off the water as being the prettiest boat on the bay and is shown below crossing the finish line in style and also charging to the start line of the next race along with an Ensign, another Alberg design.

 

GOOD NEWS Charging the Starting Line

 

 
    
  GOOD NEWS Crosses Finish Line  

 

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