Shields 2006 National Championship

Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - Saturday, August 12, 2006


Bardens crane service will be set up on Island Wharf (see Marion Map Note - bus service applies only during Buzzards Bay Regatta) for launching and hauling (except for Saturday, August 12 hauling). Please see the tides section. Crane Service times are listed below. Boats will be launched on a first come-first served basis. A Shields lifting bar will be available but have your own lifting eyes. All launch/haul fees will be paid by Shields Fleet #10.

RegattaDateTime (hrs)PlaceNote
August 3, 2006
August 6, 2006
For the Buzzards Bay Regatta, please see
August 9, 2006
0800-1200Island WharfLaunch
August 12, 2006
1400 until all boats are hauledBardens travel lift pit in the boat yardHaul - if racing concludes on schedule. Please watch for notice from the regatta committee as to details.
August 13, 2006
0800-1200Island WharfHaul - if racing continues Saturday afternoon.

Drop Off Procedure:

Upon arrival for Buzzards Bay Regatta all Shields with trailers must be first driven to Hoyt Hall at Tabor Academy to prepare the boats for launching. The boats will be driven to Island Wharf only after ready for launching and directed by a BBR volunteer. After mast stepping and launching, the trailers will be directed back to Hoyt Hall at Tabor for storage.

See Marion Map for directions to Hoyt Hall at Tabor Academy.

Upon arrival for only the Shields Nationals proceed directly to Island Wharf and contact a Shields volunteer for further directions.

Pick-Up Procedure:

Hauling after the Shields Nationals will be either Saturday afternoon from Bardens travel lift pit in the boat yard (if racing has concluded) or Sunday morning from Island Wharf - see time listed above. Please watch for notice from the regatta committee as to details.


  1. Boats will be launched with a crane on Island Wharf. For the Saturday afternoon haul, boats will be hauled with a crane from the travel lift pit in Bardens boat yard (due to low tide at Island Wharf).
  2. Owners are expected to supply and attach their own lifting eyes and harness (Fleet #10 will provide a lifting bar).
  3. Bardens will step owner’s masts as part of this service but owners will be responsible for attaching and tuning their own rigging.
  4. It is anticipated that boats launched for BBR will stay in the water until the conclusion of the Shields Nationals. Any owner wishing to haul between regattas for repairs/bottom cleaning are required to arrange for these services privately through Bardens Boat Yard or any other facility.
  5. Shields owners who fail to meet the published schedule for launching and hauling may contract Bardens (or any other facility) directly for these services at a rate of $300 each way.

Thank you for your help in making this a great event.


Moorings will be available through the Beverly Yacht Club on a first come basis. For reservations, please contact Graham Quinn at Hardings Sails, Inc., 508-748-0334. Note for Buzzards Bay Regatta visiting Shields will be rafted to other Shields in the harbor. For the National Regatta we will attempt to place Shields on their own mooring.