Dark Horse (#10) is one of the original 12 Shields commissioned by Cornelius Shields and built by Sparkman & Stephens and Cape Cod Shipbuilding.
The oldest hull in Fleet 20, Dark Horse is the preferred boat for many of our CSULBSA skippers. A more rigid hull bodes well in stronger winds and choppy seas, which are both common when sailing in Long Beach.
She was recently serviced in 2013 and received a new mast, rigging and paint. She still needs a little TLC, namely teak work, toe rails and awl grip, but what she lacks in luxury she makes up for in speed, which is all that counts in the Shields Racing Series.
More on Dark Horse
Hull Number: 10
Built: 1964, by Cape Cod Shipbuilding
Previous Location: Dallas, TX (Shields Fleet 11 – Rush Creek Yacht Club)
*Current Status: On the water!