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Star Class News: Technical

Tank Notes on Star Boats


Technical - Author: Harry A. Hofmann - September 15, 2017
An article on the results of Star tank test that appeared in Yachting in January, 1941 SEVERAL years ago, after Pimm had provoked a revolution in the Star Class, the shape of her hull started a fountain of conjectures o...

2017 AGM Ballot Results


Announcements Technical - June 30, 2017
Ballot Results from 2017 for 2018 Resolutions

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 the class...

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 capabilities ...

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 does indica...

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 Championship....

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 Planning Committ...

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 to join tea...

Seahorse Magazine: Article on Stars with Bill Buchan


Technical - Author: Bill Buchan - September 21, 2009

Image of the Star Class


Technical - Author: John Chiarella, International Secretary - June 29, 2009
The Star Class has been and is the leader in one design and competitive sailing. Most of all of us know the many sailors personally or by name that have risen to the very top of the sport of sailing. With this history come the res...

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