Shields Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup

Shields Fleet #1 and the Larchmont Yacht Club (Organizing Authority)

June 23 to June 25, 2017


First offered by Chicago YC in 1915 to encourage competition between its club and the eastern yacht clubs.

The first club to accept the challenge was Indian Harbor Yacht Club of Greenwich, CT. Addison Hahan skippered the P Class yacht Josephine to victory for IHYC and the cup went to Greenwich. In 1946, at the suggestion of IHYC, the competition was reinstated using Luders L-16’s and continued for eight years.

In 2014 the event was restarted in Shields. The 2014 event was held in Lake Michigan (Chicago, IL) was won by the Monterey Yacht Club (Shields Fleet #7). The 2015 event was held in the Pacific Ocean (Monterey, CA) and won my the Beverly Yacht Club (Shields Fleet #10). The 2016 event was held in Marion, Massachusette on Buzzards Bay (Atlantic Ocean) and won my the Beverly Yacht Club (Shields Fleet #10).





Schedule of Events

Fri June 23 1000- 1200 Registration
  1200 Competitors meeting
  1400-1630 Practice Races
    Scocial event following racing
Sat June 24 1030 First Warning  
  1830 Informal Dinner
Sun June 25 1030 First Warning
  1430 No Warning after this time
    Awards following racing


Scratch Sheet


Courtesy of Jim Consor