134 – Karen

Shields-Karen-350x475Karen (#134) and Josephine (#131) were donated to CSULB by Cornelius Shields himself, in 1967. The boats became the foundation for Shields Fleet 20.

Before and after her restoration in 2006, Karen has been the workhorse of the fleet, making the CSULBSA’s Spring Break voyage to Catalina every year it’s taken place. 

Her sister ship Josephine was trailered in the club’s shipyard since 2007, but with Josey’s restoration nearly complete, the club’s two original Shields will be back together on the water as early as June 2015.

More on Karen
Hull Number: 134
Built: 1967, by Chris Craft Corporation
Acquired: 1967, from Cornelius Shields
Restored: 2006

*Current Status: On the water!

More on Fleet 20
Dark Horse   |   Isabelle   |   Josephine   |   Karen   |   Judy

2 Comments on “134 – Karen

  1. Karen and Josephine were the daughters of Brooks Maui who was the faculty of the sailing club. The shield’s were named for Brooks daughters.
    I am a former commodore of the CSULB sailing club (1975). I sailed both Josephine and Karen often and won several “Wet Wednesdays” races.. At the time it was said former commodores had lifetime Shield sailing privileges. I have not sailed the Shield’s since about 1980 since I live 250 miles north.

    Does anybody know what happened to Brooks Maui or his daughters?

    Harold Wright

  2. Karen and Josephine were the daughters of Brooks Maui who was the faculty advisor of the sailing club. The shield’s were named for Brooks daughters.
    I am a former commodore of the CSULB sailing club (1975). I sailed both Josephine and Karen often and won several “Wet Wednesdays” races.. At the time it was said former commodores had lifetime Shield sailing privileges. I have not sailed the Shield’s since about 1980 since I live 250 miles north.

    Does anybody know what happened to Brooks Maui or his daughters?

    Harold Wright

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