WYP competes in the 2022 Shields Class National Championship Regatta



Local Shields Fleet 9 and the Ida Lewis Yacht Club hosted the 58th Shields National Championship just a few weeks ago on Sept. 7-10.

The 30-foot Shields design sloop may be 60-year-old technology, but it has become the hottest keelboat fleet on Narragansett Bay.

Wellington Yacht’s Managing Director, Ted Hood, and a few of his college sailing buddies have been racing together in the Newport Shields class for almost 20 years. They managed to finish second at this years Shield Nationals – just one point out of first. “It was a very competitive 34 boat fleet sprinkled with several pro sailors affording little margin for error. It was great to be sailing outside the bay in some larger waves”. 

Ted Hood and his college buddies racing in Shields Nationals.