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.

Shields NEWS

What’s better than racing an immaculately prepared yacht in Sardinia? According to Mike Toppa, it might just be racing his 50 year old Shields on Wednesday night in his home… Read More

North is a unique sailmaker, built on a champion spirit. We make history by looking ahead and that’s what sets us apart from other sailmakers. We’re proud to introduce Loft… Read More

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

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
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

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Brian Hayes

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut
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Ched Proctor

Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut
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Tim Healy

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Will Welles

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Newport Shipyard
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Tim Dawson

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Newport Shipyard


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