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Shields Winter Series

Shields Midwinter Championship March 22 - 26, 2023 - Daniel Island Yacht Club - Charleston, SC

Charleston Race Week April 20 - 23, 2023 - Charleston Race Week LLC - Charleston, SC

Shields Winter Series will be scored as the Shields Midwinter Championship and Charleston Race Week. Bring your boat to South Carolina in March and race the Midwinter Championship and leave it there to race the Charleston Race Week in April.

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The 59th Shields National Championship Regatta

September 27 to 30, 2023 - Beverly Yacht Club - Marion, MA

Shields Fleet 10 and the Beverly Yacht Club are excited to host the Shields National Regatta September 27-30, 2023 in Marion, MA. Thank you to our sponsor Burr Brothers Boats, Inc. and the planning committee for organizing what can only be a terrific event.

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The 58th Shields National Championship Regatta

September 6 - 10, 2022 - Ida Lewis Yacht Club - Newport, RI

Apollo 11 Shoots the Moon at 34-Boat Shields Nationals

Newport, R.I. (Sept. 11, 2022) - Apollo 11, the oldest boat in a 34-boat fleet of Shields racing outside of Newport’s Brenton Reef, won a six-race series yesterday to capture the Class’s 58th National Championship by one point. Skipper Andy Green, of Newport, sailed with fellow owners Joe Bardenheier and Dale Harper, as well as Jon Howland and Geordie Shaver.

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# Sail Yacht Name 123456 TO Total
1 11 Apollo 3141117[11] 16
2 107 Grace 2123426[12] 17
3 156 Bomba Charger 75111410[14] 24
4 224 Virginia 198943[9] 25
5 74 Karaselet 56222115[21] 30
6 258 Tinky 821117125[17] 38
7 239 Syrinx 113266513[26] 38
8 181 Helen 613724311[24] 40
9 254 Aeolus 1441213202[20] 45
10 160 Diversion 417228174[22] 50
11 201 Hope 35/DSQ7512199[35] 52
12 169 Sirene 10101032321[23] 54
13 237 Bit~O~Honey 9111626/TLE812[26] 56
14 26 Tango 2586191114[25] 58
15 166 Tantrum 2318171871[23] 61
16 121 Mahi 1729157616[29] 61
17 33 Maverick 3016201498[30] 67
18 180 Martin 21271451033[33] 77
19 151 Meander 13211326/TLE1526[26] 88
20 149 Merlin 1224231534/DSQ19[34] 93
21 248 The Grinch 22301926/TLE1320[30] 100
22 59 Jade 16222726/TLE1818[27] 100
23 207 Circe 29329212617[32] 102
24 158 Glory 282321102523[28] 102
25 101 ISLA 191924163124[31] 102
26 106 Lady 24143134/DSQ2227[34] 118
27 245 Hawk 15203026/TLE2932[32] 120
28 96 October 183435/DNF26/TLE1628[35] 122
29 221 Cornelia 20152926/TLE35/DNC35/DNC[35] 125
30 223 Aileen 262825202731[31] 126
31 139 Delaplaine 33253326/TLE2422[33] 130
32 219 DeJa Vu 27311835/DNC3225[35] 133
33 238 White Rabbit 322628222829[32] 133
34 205 Nemesis 313332233030[33] 146

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta
PlaceSail #Skipper1234Total
1181Ed Adams11114
2237Ken Deyett 332210
3166Jonathan Hough223310
4158Ron Oard 446418
5205Jonathan Krumeich664521
6221Stephen L. Glascock775625
7258Clayton Deutsch558826
-249Jon McClean/Skip DieballDNCDNCDNCDNC-

Edgartown YC

The Edgartown Yacht Club 99th Annual Regatta

Friday, July 8th, through Sunday, July 10, 2022

Congratulation to Ken Deyett for winning in convincing fashion at the Edgartown Regatta. Edgartown YC and Fleet #8 put on a great event. Thank you for their efforts and hospitality that even tropical storm Elsa could not stop.

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PosSailBoatSkipperClub 1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9Total
1237Bit-O-HoneyKen DeyettBYC11121111[3]9
258Undertaker IISteve PotterEYC23212222[4]16
3223AileenClare EvansBYC3233433[5]526
4219Deja VuSteve MettlerEYC[4]4443443228
576TashmooBruce StewartEYC[5]5555554135

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

Congratulation to John Burnham and Reed Baer for winning the 168th annual regatta. Thank you to the Organizing Authority (the New York Yacht Club Regatta Association, Inc) and the host New York Yacht Club for a great event.

#SailYachtSkipper123456Total
1 107 Grace John Burnham / Reed Baer 261111 12.0
2 181 Helen Ed Adams 112244 14.0
3 258 Tinky Clayton Deutsch 344633 23.0
4 11 Apollo 11 Joe Bardenheier 4583612 38.0
5 166 Tantrum Jonathan Hough 1237829 41.0
6 158 Glory Ron Oard 72107510 41.0
7 121 Mahi David Bush-Brown 67310106 42.0
8 151 Meander Scott Foberg 5116497 42.0
9 237 Bit~O~Honey Ken Deyett 91011572 44.0
10 238 White Rabbit Richard Robbins / Ethan Robbins 8859811 49.0
11 245 Hawk Peter K Siegl 109911118 58.0
12 223 Aileen Clare Evans 11121212125 64.0

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Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup

Shields Fleet #1 and the Larchmont Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)

May 28 - 29, 2022

Congratulations to Ron Oard from the New York Yacht Club (Fleet 9), on winning this year’s event.

#SailSkipperYacht ClubFleetTotal1234
1158Ron OardNew York972131
2237Kenneth DeyettBeverly1091422
3 26Dan RonanLarchmont1103313
4207Tom McManusIndian Harbor2144244
Boats headed downwind

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Ron Oard and crew

Daniel Island YC

Shields Class has a New Fleet!

Fleet #22 has been created for Daniel Island Yacht Club in Charleston, SC. The Daniel Island Yacht Club aims to create a welcoming environment for boaters, fostering a culture rooted in a deep respect for the water that honors and connects the membership.


Dave Perry Rules

Shields Class Racing Rules Webinar Series with Dave Perry

Sponsored by the Shields Class and Shields Fleet 9

Recorded sessions can be seen at https://shieldsclass.com/video/index.php


The Shields Class Foundation website is now open and interested in donations of cash and Shields (boat, sails, equipment and trailers). The mission of the Foundation is To preserve authentic one-design yacht racing competition and culture through the introduction and education of new adult and youth sailors to Shields Class sailing everywhere.

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US Sailing
Batten
The Shields Technical Committee and National Measurer have authorized experimentation of a full length top batten on the mainsail. See discussion. See some of the pictures of a mainsail in Monterey, CA and let us know your opinion. https://shieldsclass.com/batten/.

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