In 1967, Long Island yachtsman Cornelius Shields donated two Shields Class racing sloops to Cal State Long Beach. These boats became the foundation of Shields Fleet 20.
Forty-seven years later, Josephine (131) and Karen (134) are still sailing and in that time we’ve added three other Shields to the fleet, which we use for instruction, racing, and special trips.
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More about the Shields Class:
Builders: Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co, Chris Craft Corporation, Henry R Hinckley & Co
Number of Hulls Built: 259 | Number of Active Boats: 248
Hull Length Overall (LOA): 30 ft 2.5 in | Length-at-Waterline (LWL): 20 ft
Beam: 6 ft 5.25 in | Draft: 4 ft 9 in | Mast height: 36 ft 6 in | Sail area: 360 sq ft
Displacement: 4,600 lbs | Keel: 3,080 lbs