It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Cornelius Shields Jr. He passed away peacefully at home on December 19, 2018. Born in New York City December 18, 1933. See Obituary
Mr. Deland, who was 77 when he died Tuesday (1/8/2019) of complications from pneumonia, played an instrumental role in the cleanup of Boston Harbor - significantly by filing a lawsuit on behalf of the EPA in 1985 that added federal heft to efforts to address what was then one of the nation's most-polluted waterways. Mr. Deland grew up in the Brookline part of Chestnut Hill and spent summers in Marion, where he became an expert sailor. He kept racing after his walking mobility was limited. Sailing in competitions with his wife, Jane, he twice won a national Shields Class championship. See Obituary
Team Bit-O-Honey, #237 skippered by Ken Deyett with Ali Deyett, Josh Johnson, Curtis Johnson and Bo Plessner took first place in the 2018 Buzzards Bay Regatta after 3 days and 9 races of great sailing.
Hosted by Shields Fleet #19, & the Masons Island Yacht Club September 20 - 23, 2017
Due to the continuing influence of Hurricane Jose, the Organizing Authority has decided that it will not be able to complete the fair test of skill necessary to determine a national champion in 2017. Accordingly the regatta has been abandoned.