Shifting Weather Kept Sailors Busy at Shields National Championships

The 54th Shields class national championship ended on Saturday with Ted Slee’s Newport-based boat Maverick taking home the first place prize.

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Shields National Championships Sail Into Edgartown

The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the championships beginning Sept. 5, a competitive regatta.

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Shields Nationals Buffet Island Over Weekend of Gusty Winds.
Mark Alan Lovewell

Some of the nation's best sailors gathered for a long weekend
in Edgartown to compete for prizes in the Shields Nationals. The three
days of racing began on Thursday. Twenty-nine boats with plenty of
sailors came from all over the East Coast and from as far away as
Illinois and California.

The boats raced in all kinds of weather, from high winds to light
air. The boats have open cockpits and most of the sailors wore wet
weather gear.

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