Shields Fleet, BYC

Welcome to the Shields Fleet 10 page.  The Shields One Design Association is an organized group of Shields owners focused on maintaining the one-design aspect of the sport.  The Shields One-Design began with a vision from Corny Shields, but Sparkman & Stephens put pencil to paper.  Shields Fleet 10 from the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, MA has been there right from the beginning, and we continue to contribute on a national & local level to maintain communication & comradery.  Limitations on equipment changes ensure boats from every decade remain competitive.  We are proud of our history with five of the original 20 built Shields still racing out of Sippican Harbor.  Races typically come down to the wire with experience & boat handling skill making the difference.  Fleet 10 consistently sends participants to the Shields National Regatta, often finishing top 5, including multiple Class Champions.  It all starts at home though, so please join us for local racing & everything Buzzards Bay has to offer.  There is no better view than from a Shields! Come and join us for some terrific racing:
Come an join us for some terrific racing: 
Thursday Twighlight Racing 
Start time 1800 hrs; Join us after racing for spirits & friendly tactical discussion in the clubhouse.
Saturday Championship Racing:
Start time 1400 hrs; Join us for lunch beforehand, and spirits & friendly tactical discussion after racing in the clubhouse.

Special Races: 

  • Van Rensselaer Trophy/Thacher Family Trophy
  • Tiffany Bucket (Shields with the best time sailing from Marion to Edgartown for the Edgartown Regatta)
  • Mark S. Tirrell Memorial Trophy (Given to the best combined score of the Shields Twilight Series)
  • Sou’wester Regatta
  • Hurricane Cup
Note: Boats must register through the BYC website prior to attending!

Other Racing Opportunities: 

You are invited to visit our Shields Website at  
A list of fleet 10 boats & additional information can be found on the Shields Fleet 10 page on the Shields Class Association website
Click HERE to purchase the Book on the History of the Shields One Design.

BYC Shields Fleet Representative: 

Bill Berry, email: 

Ken Deyett, email: