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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...

Seahorse Magazine article: “Upping the Stakes”


Technical - Author: Lynn Fitzpatrick for Seahorse Magazine - June 11, 2009
Iain Percy's Mader-built Juan K design wasn't the only new and exotic Star boat in Qingdao last year... there was also, of course, the shadowy and then still slightly mythical P Star from Marc Pickel's German programme...

TAB Decision on Velocitek Device


Technical - Author: John Koopman - February 27, 2009
The TAB has determined that the Velocitek navigation device does not fit the definition of a 'Timer and Compass' as defined in the Class rules (31.2.6). The device is a GPS which provides the direction of travel rathe...

Donate Your Star


Technical - Author: Joe Zambella - November 04, 2008
Donate your Star (only 7400 series boats and newer) to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) and receive a deduction on your income tax. For more information contact: Fran Charles...

What Are They Sailing in the Olympics?


Technical - Author: John Koopman, Co-Chief Class Measurer - August 25, 2008
What type of Star are they sailing in the Olympics? 

The Hybrid-Vehicle Towing Experience


Technical - Author: Keith Donald, Star #7814 - July 31, 2008
With gas at $4/gallon, the idea of towing a Star with a Ford Escape 4-cylinder gas-electric hybrid vehicle seems less bone-headed than it used to. At almost 100,000 miles and with about 25,000 miles of towing, I thought it was tim...

Safety Chains, and Trailer Towing


Technical - Author: Rick Burgess - August 21, 2007
After most regattas end we all have great stories to tell once we get back to our sailing clubs, and having sailed in the North Americans in Vancouver it was going to be just that. Great stories about tankers, currents, sandy beac...

Silver Star Qualifiers for 2006 World’s


Technical - Author: Steve Gould, Chairman Judiciary Board - May 13, 2006
In response to a request for a ruling from the President, the JB has issued the following interpretation of Rule 29.3.2 pertaining to entries to the World Championship through Silver Star events:

Changes to the Specifications of the Starboat Hull


Technical - Author: Hannes Gubler - January 09, 2006
Following the passed Resolution #16-2005 the wording of the Specification concerning the Sheer in the official Drawing Nr.1 - LINES AND LIMITATIONS is amended as follows:

Thoughts on Boat Renovation


Technical - Author: Bill Buchan - November 25, 2005
This guide to buying an older Star and making it competitive is a result of a project which I took on in 2004. With the recent increase in interest in renovating older Stars I thought the various considerations involved in finding...

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