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The mission of this national web site is to aid in fulfilling the central objective of the
Shields Class Sailing Association.

The Shields Class Constitution states in Article II "Objects" that...

"The objects of the Association are to promote Corinthian racing of Shields Class yachts and to maintain the one-design character thereof as sponsored by Cornelius Shields and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, Inc."

Shields, the obvious choice for one-design racing...

The facts speak for themselves. Shields are simple boats. All Shields go the same speed given basic preparation. The Shields learning curve is short and the racing is very tactical. The boats live in the water on moorings or in slips. There is no time-consuming dry-sailing; between races the boats are always ready for a fun-loving day sail. Shields require very little maintenance. There is no arms race in the Shields Class. The Class limits sail purchases to one per year.

And....last but not least, the Shields are classic, pretty boats, admired by all...

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