The Pride of the Y lived up to its riverboat design with the slowest time around the course at Lake Hastings Sunday during the 15th annual Kool-Aid Days.
The boat and three occupants got off to a rough start, unable to get much forward momentum.
Boat designer Laura Ahlman of Hastings said a weight-bearing piece of the vessel broke. The three occupants had to adjust positions as the boat started taking on water, but they were able to finish the course.
In 7 minutes and 12 seconds, the boat traveled around the four buoys of the 300-yard course to cross the finish line.
But slow and steady won the race. As the only participants in the business team class, they still took home the trophy for the division.
Nineteen individuals and teams participated in the Kardboard Boat Races Sunday at Lake Hastings. Boats were divided into eight different categories: Youth individual and team for ages 7-12, junior individual and team for ages 13-17, adult individual and team for those 18 and older, and business individual and team.