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Shields Class Racing Rules Webinar Series with Dave Perry
Sponsored by the Shields Class and Shields Fleet 9
- Shields Class Racing Rules Webinar #1 with Dave Perry
The Significant Changes in the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing
Recorded February 16
- Shields Class Racing Rules Webinar #2 with Dave Perry
The Rules at the Starting Line and Upwind & Downwind Legs
Tuesday March 2 - 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST
- Shields Class Racing Rules Webinar #3 with Dave Perry
The Rules at the Windward & Leeward Marks and at the Finishing Line
Tuesday April 6 - 7:00pm – 8:30pm EDT
Shields Fleet 9 and the Shields Class Association are co-sponsoring a series of three Zoom webinars with Dave Perry to improve our knowledge of the racing rules, starting 7pm, Tuesday, February 16th, then March 2nd and April 6th.
There is no charge to you; this is compliments of Shields Fleet 9 and the Shields Class, but space is limited, so you MUST sign up in advance. Dave will also send out advance reading and we’ll send you the Zoom link a week ahead of time. Register now at this link and include your questions or topics for Dave to address.
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.
Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup
Shields Fleet #10 and the Beverly Yacht Club (Organizing Authority) with support from Fleet #8
Rescheduled and Notice of Race posted for June 11-13, 2021
Registration is now open.
The Shields Ocean-Great Lakes Challenge Cup in 2021 will occur on June 11-13, 2021 on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts with the Organizing Authority (OA) Shields Fleets 10 (Marion, MA) and the Beverly Yacht Club with support from Shields Fleet 8 (Edgartown, MA).
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.
Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup
Shields Class Sailing Association and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)
April 26 to April 28, 2019
Congratulations to Eric Anderson and his MPYC team sailing Shields 191 for winning the regatta. Pictured are (left to right): Rob Vann, Doug Deppe, Jon Dean, Randy Shore, and Eric Anderson. Lily Robnett (not shown).
Thank you to the hosts and participants for a great regatta.
The next Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup will be in Marion, MA on June 26 to 28, 2020. Please mark your calendar and plan for another great event.
The Shields Class Governing Board on May 13, 2020 has unanimously adopted a new rules for the Basic Rules Governing Measurements and Inspections and these will go into effect in 60 days if no fleet raises objections.
The new rule requires each Fleet Measurer to inspect and measure Registered Yachts sufficiently to certify, that all Registered Yachts so measured and inspected conform to the Specifications and the mast step location should be measured every two years.
The Shields Class Governing Board on April 14, 2020 has unanimously adopted new rules for the National Regatta and these will go into effect in 60 days if no fleet raises objections.
- Two races minimum required for a National Championship,
- Course lengths can be 3 to 6 miles and if shortened must be 3 legs (two windward) and at least 3 miles,
- Time limit for first leg is 45 minutes, 120 minutes for first finisher with 20 minute finishing window. After finishing window yachts scored two plus number of finishers.
- More guidance is given to the race officer as to maximum winds,
- Prioritize more races up to maximum of eight over 6 mile required courses.