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Cornelius Shields

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

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Video: Shields - The Finest One-Design Racing Class Turns 50

A short film produced by Peter Fernberger and narrated by Cornelius Shields Jr.

2019 Regatta Logo

The 55th Shields National Championship Regatta

SEPTEMBER 18 - 22, 2019 - CHICAGO YC - CHICAGO, IL

Please check back for information shortly. Facebook video.


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Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup

Shields Fleet #7 and #12 and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)

April 26 to April 28, 2019
Monterey, CA


2018 Regatta Logo

The 54th Shields National Championship Regatta

SEPTEMBER 5 - 8, 2018 - EDGARTOWN YC - EDGARTOWN, MA

Congratulations to Ted Slee and the crew of #33 Maverick for a very convincing win at the National Regatta. Thank you to the Edgartown host fleet, volunteers and competitors for a great event.


Team Bit-O-Honey

Photo courtesy of Spectrum Photo and Fran Grenon.

New England Shields Championships

46th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta

AUGUST 3-5, 2018 - BEVERLY YC - MARION, MA

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.

Team Grace

45th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta

AUGUST 4-6, 2017 - NEW BEDFORD YC - SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA

Team Grace, #107, sailed the 2017 Buzzards Bay Regatta, with John Burnham, Rachel Balaban, Micah Reyes, Reed Baer and Chris Hufstader and took first place after 3 days and 10 races of great sailing.


Winners

Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup

Shields Fleet #9 and the Ida Lewis Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)

Burgee

June 29 to July 1, 2018
Newport, RI

Congratulation to Eric Anderson and Todd Greene for winning the 2018 Ocean Great Lakes Challenge.

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Results

Notice of Race


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2017 National Regatta

The 53rd Shields National Championship Regatta

Masons Island Yacht Club

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.


Shields Book - Celebrating Fifty Years of Competition

The The Shields One-Design Class is now available at Amazon.com for $150 a portion of which goes to the Class Association.

  • Includes history of how the Shields One-Design was created
  • Handsome 13" x 11" hard bound 90 page presentation book
  • Published by the Shields Class Association
  • Details about Cornelius Shields, the man dedicated and passionate about one-design competition
  • Never before seen historic documents from the builder
  • Owner remembrances about the racing and camaraderie
  • Professional photography of Shields racing today
  • A delightful recounting of the Shields 50th National regatta, including the Legends Regatta

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Shields Book