The 54th Shields class national championship ended on Saturday with Ted Slee’s Newport-based boat Maverick taking home the first place prize.
The Edgartown Yacht Club will host the championships beginning Sept. 5, a competitive regatta.


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.