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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.

Thank you to all the BYC volunteers and staff, the committee boat crew, mark boat crews, judges, Harding Sails and Burr Brothers Boats.


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.

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

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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Edgartown YC

Please join us in Edgartown for the 98th Annual Regatta, scheduled from Thursday, July 8 to Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Notice of Race is posted.

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2021 Regatta Logo

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.

US Sailing
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.

NYYC Annual Regatta

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)
1107GraceJohn Burnham/ Reed Baer3311 8.0
2237Bit~O~HoneyKen Deyett1133 8.0
3121MahiDavid Bush-Brown2224 10.0
4245HawkPeter Siegl5642 17.0
5160DiversionRobin Monk4455 18.0
6238White RabbitRichard Robbins6566 23.0
7204PrudenceKelsy Patnaude7715/DNS15/DNS 44.0
October 3 -4, 2020 (Weekend Event)
1107GraceJohn Burnham / Reed Baer21115 10.0
2254AeolusP Thomas Hirsch12236 14.0
3 33MaverickTed Slee66621 21.0
4237Bit~O~HoneyKen Deyett54862 25.0
5258TinkyAlex Hood98543 29.0
6 26TangoKaren Ronan4101157 37.0
7181HelenDirk Johnson837815/DNC 41.0
8121MahiDavid Bush-Brown311310/TLE15/DNC 42.0
9238White RabbitRichard Robbins145410/TLE10 43.0
10160DiversionRobin Monk79910/TLE8 43.0
11245HawkPeter Siegl11715/DNF10/TLE4 47.0
12205NemesisJonathan Krumeich13121079 51.0
13151MeanderScott Foberg10141310/TLE11 58.0
14204PrudenceKelsy Patnaude12131210/TLE12 59.0


2019 Regatta Logo

The 55th Shields National Championship Regatta


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
Monterey, CA

WinnersCongratulations 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.

Regatta Home Results

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.