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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.

2019

US Nationals

Thomas Hirsch

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

2018

Nationals

Ted Slee

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

2018

Larchmont Race Week #1

Campbell/Wertheim

First Place

2017

YRALIS Championship

Fred Werblow

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

2015

Nationals

Ted Slee

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2016

Nationals

1*, 2

2016

YRALIS Championhsip

Neil Meyer

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Shields Class Experts

Shields headshot

Tim Dawson

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Tim.Dawson@northsails.com

Shields headshot

Tim Healy

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
tim.healy@northsails.com

Shields headshot

Will Welles

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
will.welles@northsails.com