2017 Eastern Hemisphere Championship

May 30 - June 4, 2017
Club Nautico Versilia

2017 Western Hemisphere Championship

June 13 - 18, 2017
Edgewater Yacht Club Cleveland Race Week

2017 Star World Championship

June 29 - July 9, 2017
Troense Baadelaug

2017 North American Championship

September 5 - 10, 2017
Eastern Yacht Club

2017 European Championship

October 24 - 29, 2017
Yacht Club Sanremo

2017 South American Championship

November 23 - 27, 2017
Club NĂ¡utico Olivos

IGC Approves Rule Change for 2017 Racing Season


April 19, 2017 | Author: Jon Vandermolen | Announcements
The IGC has passed new proposals regarding Blue and Green Star events to take effect for the 2017 racing season:

William P. (Bill) Ficker 1927-2017


March 14, 2017 | Author: Stephen A Van Dyck - Sailing Scuttlebutt | Human Interest
William P. (Bill) Ficker quietly sailed his last voyage alone at age 89 on March 13, 2017. Bill was a “tall” man, in structure, stature, professional life, and in the yachting world. He was a real yachts...

Florus R. “Skip” Black 1944-2014


March 08, 2017 | Human Interest
With a lifelong love for baseball and a passion for yacht racing, Florus “Skip” Black III was a man of routine who loved to laugh. He enjoyed things like westerns and watching the Tigers, and he was also a Fr...

Star European Winter Circuit ev. 3/4


March 05, 2017 | Regatta Reports
The ciruit 3rd leg kicked off in Monaco friday 03/03 on a course shared with the resident Melges 20 fleet. Two races were sailed under beaufort 3-4 conditions form East. On saturday, very strong winds forced the RC to g...

2017 for 2018 Resolution Form


February 23, 2017 | Author: Jon Vandermolen, Executive Director | Announcements
The deadline for submitting a Resolution for an ISCYRA rule change is due in the Central Office by 30 March 2017. Resolutions submitted on time will be dispersed to the Class Management Committee, the Judiciary Boar...

2017 Levin Memorial


February 13, 2017 | Author: Paul Cayard | Regatta Reports ISCYRA District 20
Three races were held Saturday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. A relatively large fleet of 33 boats were on the race track this morning ready to take on the mild easterly winds. I am sailing with my son Danny this we...

IGC Approves Rule Change for 2017 Racing Season


Announcements - Author: Jon Vandermolen - April 19, 2017
The IGC has passed new proposals regarding Blue and Green Star events to take effect for the 2017 racing season:

2017 for 2018 Resolution Form


Announcements - Author: Jon Vandermolen, Executive Director - February 23, 2017
The deadline for submitting a Resolution for an ISCYRA rule change is due in the Central Office by 30 March 2017. Resolutions submitted on time will be dispersed to the Class Management Committee, the Judiciary Boar...

“Sail the North” in Europe in 2017: IDM and Worlds


Announcements - January 28, 2017
The 13th District presents to the European North the best Star boat sailing events in 2017. The International German Championship in Kiel (8 June - 11 June 2017) starts the doubleheader. After that you can drop your boat...

Electronic equipment which meets rule 31.2.6


Announcements - Author: Technical Advisory Board Members - December 18, 2016
The Technical Advisory Board has been asked to clarify what electronic equipment can be used in Star Class racing while satisfying rule 31.2.6. Considering the interest of the Class to contain the cost of Star sailing, t...

2016 Ballot Results


Announcements - Author: Robert T. Flower Chairman, Balloting Committee - December 14, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to vote on the important issues in front of our Class. The results of the voting are now posted. Resolution #3 DOES NOT PASS, all other Resolutions have passed (two thirds majority required ...

Four time Olympic Gold Medalist: Paul Elvstrom 1928-2016


Announcements - December 07, 2016
The Star Class is saddened to hear today about the passing of Danish Sailing Team (Sejlerlandsholdet) Olympic legend Paul Elvstrom at the age of 88. Elvstrom was a 2 x Star World Champion (1966 & 1967) as well as the...

William P. (Bill) Ficker 1927-2017


Human Interest - Author: Stephen A Van Dyck - Sailing Scuttlebutt - March 14, 2017
William P. (Bill) Ficker quietly sailed his last voyage alone at age 89 on March 13, 2017. Bill was a “tall” man, in structure, stature, professional life, and in the yachting world. He was a real yachts...

Florus R. “Skip” Black 1944-2014


Human Interest - March 08, 2017
With a lifelong love for baseball and a passion for yacht racing, Florus “Skip” Black III was a man of routine who loved to laugh. He enjoyed things like westerns and watching the Tigers, and he was also a Fr...

Richard Slayter 1931-2016


Human Interest - Author: L Austell Slayter - January 05, 2017
Richard Melvin, “Dick”, Slayter, is remembered by his family and friends as a man who impacted countless lives in countless ways. Richard was the only child of Henry Sands and Enid Reese Slayter. Originally f...

Eight Bells: Herbert Hild, Life Member


Human Interest - Author: Storm Trysail Club - December 26, 2016
Herbert A. Hild, winning yachtsman, sailmaker and family man, dies at 88. He passed away peacefully at his home in Rye, NY on December 11, 2016. Herb was born on August 10, 1928 in City Island, NY, where he grew up ...

Jane Lawrence 1922-2016


Human Interest - Author: Family of Jane Lawrence - December 06, 2016
Jane-Elizabeth Crusoe Lawrence passed away on November 30, 2016. She was born December 24, 1922 in Hollywood CA to Walter R. Crusoe and Lydia Schaeffer Crusoe. She was a great granddaughter of Luther Reeves Wallace. Her ...

Bill Solomons 1933-2016


Human Interest - Author: J. Bruce Stennard, from AFLOAT Magazine - November 17, 2016
When Bill Solomons passed from our midst in September. he left the sailing world in mourning, for he was not only one of Australia's finest racing helmsmen but also a gentleman of the first rank. Those who had the pr...

Star European Winter Circuit ev. 3/4


Regatta Reports - March 05, 2017
The ciruit 3rd leg kicked off in Monaco friday 03/03 on a course shared with the resident Melges 20 fleet. Two races were sailed under beaufort 3-4 conditions form East. On saturday, very strong winds forced the RC to g...

2017 Levin Memorial


Regatta Reports ISCYRA District 20 - Author: Paul Cayard - February 13, 2017
Three races were held Saturday on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. A relatively large fleet of 33 boats were on the race track this morning ready to take on the mild easterly winds. I am sailing with my son Danny this we...

2016 Christmas Regatta - Trophy Jacques Puissegur


Regatta Reports ISCYRA District 9 - Author: Jean-Gabriel Charton - December 31, 2016
From the 28th to the 30th December 2016, 47 crews were gathered in Nice to compete during the traditional Christmas Regatta. This impressive participation is a record for this event and made it the biggest event of the S...

Reply to Scuttlebutt on Demise of Fleet Racing


Technical - Author: Larry Whipple - October 07, 2016
I am responding to the article regarding the demise of fleet racing (#4682).To start, I am a star boat sailor of 51 years. The class was started in 1911 and organized in 1922. I have sailed 24 world championships in...

Review of Electronic Equipment


Technical - Author: Brian Cramer, TAB Chairman - September 27, 2016
The TAB has been asked to review different types of electronic equipment being considered for use in Star Class racing and their compliance with the new rule 31.2.6. Part of this review is to incorporate the physical cap...

Technical Advisory Board Decision on Velocitek SHIFT


Technical - Author: Brian Cramer, Chair TAB - December 24, 2014
The Technical Committee has been asked by members to review a new product by Velocitek called the SHIFT and make a decision on its compliance with Star Class rule 31.2.6. This new Velocitek device is not a GPS and d...

Clarification on Starclass World Championship rules, STCR 29


Technical - Author: Judiciary Board - February 24, 2014
The IGC is considering the qualifications for a World Championship to be Log Plus 2. The example is a fleet that has only 5 Active Paid boats. Under the STCR 29.1 this fleet would have no qualifiers to the World Cha...

Minimum Jib Sailcloth Weight


Technical - Author: Brian Cramer, Chair Technical Advisory Board - February 14, 2014
All Star Class members have the yearly opportunity to present new rules, explain their importance and vote them into our rulebook. The year 2013 was special as a number of initiatives came from the Long Range Planni...

New America’s Cup Imperils Sailors Pursuing Speed


Technical - Author: Aaron Kuriloff, Bloomberg Businessweek - September 12, 2013
On the morning of May 9, Andrew Simpson reported to work at a former seaplane base in Alameda, California, for his job trying to win the America’s Cup. The 36-year-old professional sailor arrived around 7:30 t...