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Shields New England Championship
Newport, Rhode Island, August 14 -15, 2021
Join us for two great days of racing in Newport, RI, August 14 and 15, hosted by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, home base of Shields Fleet 9. This regatta is recommended for both newer and more seasoned crews in the Shields class as a chance to test your skills and develop your boat speed over several races. Whether you’re warming up for the Sept. 2021 Nationals in Oxford, MD, or starting to think about the 2022 Nationals in Newport, you’ll gain an edge by competing!
It’s not all about the racing. Your entry fee includes Saturday evening dinner for a team of five on the deck at Ida Lewis YC, where all can socialize in a safe, outdoor environment in the middle of Newport Harbor.
Visitors: Launching and hauling at Sail Newport for visiting teams is easy and fees are modest. We have moorings and launch service available at no charge for the first five boats that register (and probably more). Get your registration in and we’ll get your spot reserved.
Registration: We’re working with Phlotilla this year for registration and all regatta documentation including the Notice of Race. To register, go to the 2021 Shields New England Championship, click “Registration & Merch,” and get started.
The Edgartown Yacht Club 98th Annual Regatta
Thursday, July 8th, through Saturday, July 10, 2021
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.
|2||58||Undertaker II||Stephen Potter||3||4||2||4||3||16|
|5||238||White Rabbit||Richard Robbins||2||6||4||6||6||24|
|7||219||Deja Vu||Stephen Mettler||4||7||6||7||8||32|
|8||230||Bolero II||Ian Smith||9/DNC||9/DNC||9/DNC||8||7||42|
Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup
Shields Fleet #10 and the Beverly Yacht Club (Organizing Authority) with support from Fleet #8
June 11-13, 2021
Great racing by all the Shields sailors who competed in the 2021 Ocean-Great Lakes Challenge at BYC over the weekend! Congratulations to Reed Baer and John Burnham from the Ida Lewis Yacht Club (Fleet 9), on winning this year’s event. Ken Deyett from BYC (Fleet 10) placed second, and Eric Anderson from the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (Fleet 12), placed third.
Class Rule Changes
The Shields Class Governing Board on May 11, 2021 has unanimously adopted Class Rules Section II 6.6 Meeting via Communication Equipment and a paragraph indicating how the Take-A-Bow award is determined Section VI 5.2 Take A Bow Trophy.
The Shields Class Governing Board on March 9, 2021 has unanimously adopted Class Rules for the Basic Rules Governing Sail Acquisition (to account for the use of used sails) and for the Bow Chock (to handle the RSS redefinition of start and finish). These will go into effect in 60 days if no fleet raises objections. See details.
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.
The 57th Shields National Championship Regatta
SEPTEMBER 22 - 25, 2021 - Tred Avon Yacht Club - Oxford, MD
The 2021 Nationals Planning Committee is already at work to make the 57th National Championship Regatta one to remember. We are aiming for record attendance and as a result of our early registration drive ending September 26, 2020 we already have 24 pre-registrations.
Article by Eric Anderson.
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta
October 2 - 4, 2020 Newport, RI
Thank you to the New York Yacht Club for a great event. Congratulations to John Burnham and Reed Baer for winning both the Friday and weekend events.
|October 2, 2020 (Friday Event)|
|1||107||Grace||John Burnham/ Reed Baer||3||3||1||1||8.0|
|6||238||White Rabbit||Richard Robbins||6||5||6||6||23.0|
|October 3 -4, 2020 (Weekend Event)|
|1||107||Grace||John Burnham / Reed Baer||2||1||1||1||5||10.0|
|2||254||Aeolus||P Thomas Hirsch||1||2||2||3||6||14.0|
|9||238||White Rabbit||Richard Robbins||14||5||4||10/TLE||10||43.0|
The 55th Shields National Championship Regatta
SEPTEMBER 18 - 22, 2019 - CHICAGO YC - CHICAGO, IL
Congratulations to Tom Hirsh and Tim Dawson of Newport, RI for winning the regatta. Congratulations to Fleet #10, Marion, MA for winning the Fleet Trophy with places of 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Thank you to the Chicago Yacht Club and Fleet #3 for hosting the regatta.
Special thanks to Karen I. Hirsch Photography for her pictures and video.