Shields Class Sailing Association

Shields Class Sailing Association

Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup


First offered by Chicago Yacht Club in 1915 to encourage competition between the club and eastern yacht clubs.

The first club to accept the challenge was Indian Harbor Yacht Club of Greenwich, CT. Addison Hahan skippered the P Class yacht Josephine to victory for IHYC and the cup went to Greenwich. In 1946, at the suggestion of IHYC, the competition was reinstated using Luders L-16’s and continued for eight years.

In 2014 the event was restarted in Shields. The 2014 event was held in Lake Michigan (Chicago, IL) was won by the Monterey Yacht Club (Shields Fleet #7). The 2015 event was held in the Pacific Ocean (Monterey, CA) and won my the Beverly Yacht Club (Shields Fleet #10).

The 2016 event is scheduled for June 17 to 19, 2016 in Buzzards Bay (Marion, MA).

See Chicago Yacht Club web page, list of winners (1915 to 1953) and list of winners (2014 to 2016).

Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup

Shields Fleet #10 and the Beverly Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)

June 17 to June 19, 2016
Marion, Massachusetts

The format for the 2016 event in Marion, MA is that each fleet selects a team and brings their sails. Fleet #10 (Marion, MA) will supply the Shields boats and housing. There will be a limited number of boats so get your team together and register early.

Event Schedule

Friday, June 17, 2016

1000 to 1200 Registration at Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, Massachusetts

1200 Competitors’ meeting and boat draw at the Beverly Yacht Club. Marion, MA

1400-1630 Practice races

Social event at BYC or nearby to follow racing

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1030 First warning

1830 Informal Dinner at Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, MA

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1030 First warning

1430 No warning after this time

After racing awards presentation