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For the last 42 years, Stubby owned and raced his gray-hulled Shields #59 Lisa each season at Ida Lewis. We could count on him to stake out a position near the dockhouse on race days to greet (or “razz”) each competitor as they came down the dock in turn.
Shields Class has a New Fleet!
Fleet #22 has been created for Daniel Island Yacht Club in Charleston, SC. The Daniel Island Yacht Club aims to create a welcoming environment for boaters, fostering a culture rooted in a deep respect for the water that honors and connects the membership.
The 58th Shields National Championship Regatta
SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022 - Ida Lewis Yacht Club - Newport, RI
Eligible boats may register for the Regatta by going to the regatta registration (see button below) web site via a link on the Shields Fleet 9 (shieldsfleet9.com) and ILYC (www.ilyc.org/racing) web sites and following the instructions and completing forms on the site including the other required documentation.
Robin Monk and crew of #160 Diversion receiving the National Championship award.
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.
|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
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.
|2||176||Katherine||Gregg Takata / Doug Campbell / Andrew Wertheim||3||2||5.0|
|7||5||Swamp Fox||James Lawless||7||7||14.0|
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.
|2||58||Undertaker II||Stephen Potter||3||4||2||4||3||16|
|5||238||White Rabbit||Richard Robbins||2||6||4||6||6||24|
|7||219||Deja Vu||Stephen Mettler||4||7||6||7||8||32|
|8||230||Bolero II||Ian Smith||9/DNC||9/DNC||9/DNC||8||7||42|
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.
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.
Article by Eric Anderson.