Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge

Marion, MA - June 11 to June 13, 2021

Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge has been rescheduled for June 11-13, 2021

Ocean - Great Lakes Challenge Cup
2021 OGLC Cup Winners
2021 OGLC Cup Winners
Beverly Yacht Club
Beverly Yacht Club

First offered by Chicago Yacht Club in 1915 to encourage competition between the club and 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-16s and continued for eight years.

In 2014 the event was restarted in Shields. The 2014 event was held on Lake Michigan (Chicago, IL) and 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).

See list of winners (1915 to 1953) and list of winners (2014 to present).

The Shields Ocean-Great Lakes Challenge Cup in 2021 was held on June 11-13, 2021 on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts with the Organizing Authority (OA) Shields Fleets 10 (Marion, MA) and the Beverly Yacht Club with support from Shields Fleet 8 (Edgartown, MA).

  • Fleet #10 and Fleet #8 provides loaner boats as many as possible,
  • Each active Fleet is allowed one team entry,
  • Teams provide their own sails, jib and spinnaker sheets,
  • Boats are selected by random with no team sailing their own boat,
  • Boats not used by fleet representative teams are available to sponsoring local teams who have loaned their boat,
  • Practice race on Friday. Regatta racing on Saturday and Sunday,
  • Housing provided. Food available Friday night and included dinner on Saturday night.

Great racing by all the Shields sailors who competed in the 2021 Ocean-Great Lakes Challenge at BYC over the weekend! Congratulations to Reed Baer and John Burnham from the Ida Lewis Yacht Club (Fleet 9), on winning this year’s event. Ken Deyett from BYC (Fleet 10) placed second, and Eric Anderson from the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (Fleet 12), placed third.

Thank you to all the BYC volunteers and staff, the committee boat crew, mark boat crews, judges, Harding Sails and Burr Brothers Boats.

Registration Fee Status - Paid 
#FleetSail #Assigned YachtSkipperHomeHousingTicketsAction
19 - Newport, RI107The Grinch - 248Reed Baer
John Burnham
E. Sandwich, MA
Middletown, RI
 0 Pay
27 - Monterey, CA191Harrier - 235Eric AndersonPacific Grove, CAYES2 Pay
32 - Greenwich, CT207Syrinx - 239Tom McManus
Jonathan Krumeich
Fairfield, CT
Stamford, CT
 0 Pay
48 - Martha's Vineyard, MA219Kiskadee - 247Steve MettlerFairfield, CTYES0 Pay
510 - Marion, MA237White Rabbit - 238Ken DeyettMarion, MA 1 Pay
610 - Marion, MA238Good News - 8Richard RobbinsMattapoisett, MAYES0 Pay

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