SYC Fleet Captain Dick Clark (Commodore 1988) has been named one of the "Legends of the Shields" class. The Shields is a 30' long, one-design day sailer that resembles the 12-meter America's Cup mono-hulls.
During his youth, Dick learned to sail at SYC, transitioning to racing El Toros at an early age. As a teenager he moved up to the Mercury class and, over the decades that followed, won the nationals six times.
In 1970, he began racing the larger Shields. Dick won two national championships in the Shields class and has been invited back to Larchmont YC to race in a special "Legends" regatta this year prior to the national championships. From time to time there were several Shields in our cove, including Dick's boat, "Stillwater," named after his childhood club. We congratulate our very own legend
Read the complete article from the Spring 2014 Issue of Masthead.