Buzzards Bay Shields Fleet #10 and the Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, Massachusetts are pleased to announce that the 2006 Shields National Championship will be held in Marion, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 9 through Saturday, August 12, 2006. This is a good time of year to race in Buzzards Bay. The weather is warm and the winds blow 10-20 mph most afternoons. Those sailors who wish to tune their boats for Buzzards Bay conditions and spar with the local competition before the National Championship are invited to attend the Buzzards Bay Regatta in Marion on Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, 2006. Attending both events would provide you with an excellent chance to have seven great days of fleet racing in a nine day period. For out-of-town boats, launching will be on Thursday, August 3, 2006, and for those attending only the Shields National Championship, launching will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. Hauling will be on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Fleet #10 is working out the details but intends to subsidize the launch/haul fees and will provide moorings over the time period of the two regattas. Dinner and social events are being planned and be assured that it is our intention to make the off-water activities as good as the racing.
Please mark your calendars with the dates for these events and check back at this web site for more information as Fleet #10 works out the details. We will post the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, registrations forms, and other information when they are available.