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Shields

The Shields is a tactical keelboat with large fleets at some of North America’s more prestigious yacht clubs. This three decade old design has attracted some of the world’s best sailors to test their match racing and tactical skills. It has also attracted North Sails and, thanks to our technology and attention to detail, our designs have won every National Championship since 1988. We understand that because class sail limitation rules allowing each hull to acquire only one sail per year, durability is as important as performance.

Year
Class
Event
North Positions
Top Finisher
2021
Shields
US Nationals

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Robin Monk
2019
Shields
US Nationals

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Thomas Hirsch
2018
Shields
Nationals

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

Ted Slee
2018
Shields
Larchmont Race Week #1

First Place

Campbell/Wertheim
2017
Shields
YRALIS Championship

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Fred Werblow
2015
Shields
Nationals

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Ted Slee
2016
Shields
Nationals

1*, 2

2016
Shields
YRALIS Championhsip

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Neil Meyer
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