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).
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).
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.
|#||Fleet||Sail #||Assigned Yacht||Skipper||Home||Housing||Tickets||Action|
|1||9 - Newport, RI||107||The Grinch - 248||Reed Baer|
|E. Sandwich, MA|
|2||7 - Monterey, CA||191||Harrier - 235||Eric Anderson||Pacific Grove, CA||YES||2||Pay|
|3||2 - Greenwich, CT||207||Syrinx - 239||Tom McManus|
|4||8 - Martha's Vineyard, MA||219||Kiskadee - 247||Steve Mettler||Fairfield, CT||YES||0||Pay|
|5||10 - Marion, MA||237||White Rabbit - 238||Ken Deyett||Marion, MA||1||Pay|
|6||10 - Marion, MA||238||Good News - 8||Richard Robbins||Mattapoisett, MA||YES||0||Pay|
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