Winning Shields One Design Sails You Can Trust

Sail durability is key in the Shields Class, but you don’t have to trade speed to get it. With multiple cuts to choose from, you’ll find the ideal spinnaker for your sailing style. Combine those with your trusted North mainsail and jib, and feel the performance of your Shields.

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Shields NEWS

In this webinar, North Sails experts Zeke Horowitz and Brian Hayes explain and demonstrate basic rules according to the US Sailing “Racing Rules of Sailing”. Using a whiteboard, Zeke re-creates… Read More

Story by Holley Toppa It’s strange to think that the summer sailing of 2020 in Newport was kicked off with Wednesday night Shields racing. After the start on the first… Read More

J/22 World Champion and North Sails Expert Zeke Horowitz explains how you can maximize your chances to gain through smart boat positioning on the racecourse. Sailboat racing is all about… Read More

J/22 World Champion Zeke Horowitz explains how to put his winning formula to work for you this season. If you’re a competitive sailor, you’ve probably read about the value of… Read More

Sailboats with headstay sag often point higher and maintain boatspeed better in light-air conditions. One Design expert Tim Healy describes the rewards and the risks. Many sailboat classes limit the… Read More

The first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. Those first two minutes will define where you start on the line, and how much space is around… Read More

Shields Results

2021 Victory
US Nationals
Robin Monk
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2019 Victory
US Nationals
Thomas Hirsch
1, 2, 3, 4, 6
2018 Victory
Nationals
Ted Slee
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Are you a class champion? We would love to add your name to the #NSVictoryList.

Shields CLASS EXPERTS

Shields Class Experts

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Brian Hayes

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut Brian.Hayes@northsails.com
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Ched Proctor

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut ched.proctor@northsails.com
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Tim Healy

Portsmouth, Rhode Island tim.healy@northsails.com
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Will Welles

Portsmouth, Rhode Island will.welles@northsails.com
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Tim Dawson

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Tim.Dawson@northsails.com

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