Shields Fleet 20

The Shields Class racing sloop is a 30-foot one-design keelboat first built in the early 1960s by legendary Long Island yachtsman Cornelius Shields.

The CSULB Sailing Association manages Shields Fleet 20, which consists of five yachts.

Fleet 20 is one of only 15 remaining in the U.S. and one of only three on the West Coast. Fleets are governed nationally by the Shields Class Sailing Association.

Meet our fleet here.


Fleet 20 membership.

Membership in Shields Fleet 20 is limited to members of the CSULB Sailing Association. All skippers must pass a rigorous written exam and on-the-water evaluation in order to be named a Shields skipper. 

For CSULBSA club members, there is no higher honor than to become a Shields skipper. Members are expected to be active sailors in the fleet and to support club activities like Group Sail, as well as helping to train future Shields skippers. 


Fleet 20 racing.

Skippers have year-round access to the boats for a number of sailing activities, including our Shields Fleet Racing Series.

The emphasis for Fleet 20 racing is experience, instruction and improvement — but that doesn’t stop winning skippers from enjoying their weekly bragging rights.  

Read more about our current Fleet Race Series here.

Contact CSULBSA keelboat instructor and race coordinator Charlie Abbott [chasabb@gmail.com] for more information on Shields Fleet 20. 

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