About Shields Fleet #1

 


Shields Fleet #1 is one of the most active Shields fleets in the country.  The fleet is the largest and most active one-design fleet in western Long Island Sound.  The racing season begins Memorial Day weekend and continues through Columbus day weekend, with most races on Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays.  The warning gun for the first start is not until 2:25pm facilitating family time and other activities in the morning.  And, of course, the late afternoon warning gun conveniently coincides with the arrival of the afternoon sea breeze.

The season offers many different racing conditions from light air to Easterlies with big wind and rolling waves.  While we have strong and close competition, newcomers at all levels are welcome!  Our Fleet Captain or one of our fleet officers can get you matched up with a boat, and of course all fleet officers are available to assist anyone interested in learning more about the fleet.