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Lakewood Yacht Club
News Release
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lakewood Sailors Win First Annual Bob Gough TSA Race of Champions

Seabrook, Texas -  Lakewood members Lance Covington and Chase Shaw teamed up with two sailing legends to take first place in the first ever Bob Gough Texas Sailing Association (TSA) Race of Champions.

The race was organized to honor legendary Texas racing legend Bob Gough, who has been instrumental in organizing and managing numerous races for more than 30 years. 

The race was held at Corinthian Sailing Club (CSC),  Gough's home yacht club on White Rock Lake in Dallas, January 28-29.

Winning his class in the 2016 Youth Circuit earned 15-year-old Covington and the other 2016 TSA Youth Circuit winners the opportunity to participate in this event.

Participants had to choose one adult crewman from their home club. Covington selected Shaw to help crew, CSC provided the boats, and TSA paired them up with racing legends Paul Forester and Kelson Elam for the event. 

"The Race of Champions was one of the best sailing experiences I've ever had," claimed Covington. "I learned so much and loved being able to compete against my fellow sailors along with the other Texas Legends.  It was a great regatta and one that I hope to participate in again!"

Covington, Shaw, Forester and Kelson earned the win as well as the honor of being the first winners of this annual sailing competition.

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