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The Shields meeting of members on September 22, 2021 unanimously passed changes in Shields Class Rules related to the tracking and maintenance of the perpetual awards. The Rules have been updated to reflect the adopted changes.

2021 Regatta Logo Tred Avon YC 2021 Regatta Winner

Robin Monk and crew of #160 Diversion receiving the National Championship award.

2021 Regatta

Photos - Photo Credit: Dick Bodorff

The 57th Shields National Championship Regatta

SEPTEMBER 22 - 25, 2021 - Tred Avon Yacht Club - Oxford, MD

Congratulations to Robin Monk in Diversion #160 from Fleet #9 for winning the 2021 National Championship. Thank you to the National Regatta Committee and the Tred Avon YC for a great event.

Regatta Results

Pl Sail Skipper From Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 160 Robin Monk Ida Lewis YC 19 2 4 (7) 3 5 5
2 33 Ted Slee / Betsy Allison Ida Lewis YC 21 3 6 9 2 (12) 1
3 239 Bill Berry Beverly YC 23 (9) 3 4 6 7 3
4 237 Kenneth Deyett Beverly YC 24 (17) 2 1 13 6 2
5 23 Kurt Weisenfluh / Com Crocker Larchmont YC 29 11 1 5 4 8 (12)
6 96 Dino Pick Monterey Peninsula YC 37 8 16 3 (17) 3 7
7 238 Richard Robbins / Ethan Robbins Beverly YC 39 (20) 11 6 5 9 8
8 149 R. J. Cooper Tred Avon YC 40 5 8 13 10 (16) 4
9 107 John Burnham / Reed Baer Ida Lewis YC 41 12 (14) 2 12 2 13
10 110 Harry Seemans Tred Avon YC 45 15 5 10 1 14 (17)
11 98 Ed Cassidy Tred Avon YC 47 13 10 (15) 11 4 9
12 180 Mike Racicich Tred Avon YC 47 (16) 9 8 7 13 10
13 35 Andrew Devlin Tred Avon YC 52 7 7 (19) 8 11 19
14 73 Jay Dayton Tred Avon YC 58 6 17 11 9 15 (18)
15 245 Pete Siegl Newport YC 60 (18) 12 18 14 10 6
16 205 Jonathan Krumeich Indian Harbor YC 61 14 18 12 (19) 1 16
17 71 John Shannahan Tred Avon YC 62 1 (20) 16 15 19 11
18 175 Lt. Mitchell Kempisty Naval Post Graduate School Monterey 68 4 15 17 (20) 18 14
19 191 Dante Fiala Monterey Peninsula YC 70 10 13 14 18 (20) 15
20 114 Alan Burnett Mason's Island YC 91 19 19 20 16 17 (21DNC)

Classic Yacht Regatta

Classic Yacht Regatta
Saturday & Sunday, September 11-12, 2021

Classic yachts from across New England come to compete for the prestigious Founder’s Cup, Spartan Cup and Victory Award. A new format is planned for 2021 to include multiple races on Saturday followed by a distance race on Sunday.

The Indian Harbor Yacht Club is rich in yachting tradition. The Club, with its breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and proximity to Newport and New York, is widely recognized as one of the premier yachting establishments on the East Coast.

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Regatta Results

PlaceSailYachtSkipper#1#1Total
123RascalKurt Weisenfluh/Crocker112.0
2176KatherineGregg Takata / Doug Campbell / Andrew Wertheim325.0
3207CirceTom McManus235.0
4182LureSkip McGuire459.0
5205NemesisJonathan Krumeich6410.0
670CoquettaRoland Schulz5813.0
75Swamp FoxJames Lawless7714.0
8231MermaidOwen Turnbull10/DNC616.0
9142IntimeMichael Kohler810/RET18.0

Edgartown YC

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.

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PosSailBoatSkipper 1 2 3 4 5Total
1237Bit~O~HoneyKen Deyett111115
258Undertaker IIStephen Potter3424316
3251AmusingPaul Mitchell7233217
4128MysticJason Majane5372421
5238White RabbitRichard Robbins2646624
6223AileenClare Evans6555526
7219Deja VuStephen Mettler4767832
8230Bolero IIIan Smith9/DNC9/DNC9/DNC8742

Trophy Awards

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.

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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/.

NYYC Annual Regatta Grace #107

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)
Place#YachtSkipper(s)#1#2#3#4Total
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)
Place#YachtSkipper(s)#1#2#3#4#5Total
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

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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.

www.kihphoto.com Special thanks to Karen I. Hirsch Photography for her pictures and video.