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Star Class News

July 2008 News

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...

August 2007 News

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...

May 2006 News

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:

January 2006 News

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:

November 2005 News

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...

May 2005 News

Announcement from the TAB - Interpretations to Specifications

Technical - Author: Hannes Gubler, Chairman, Technical Advisory Board - May 02, 2005
The Technical Advisory Board has decided on the following interpretations to the following Specifications:

December 2004 News

Star Class Weight Chart

Technical - Author: Bill Allen, ISCYRA President - December 21, 2004
Effective January 1, 2005  IN KILOGRAMS - OFFICIAL MEASURE - Rule 31  Official Formula is: Crew Weight = (100 - Skippers Weight) / 1.5) + 100  Conversion Formula is: Crew Weight = ((220 - Skippers Weight) / 1.5 ) + ...

September 2004 News

New Measurers for the Star Class

Technical - Author: Technical Advisory Board - September 27, 2004
On the 6th and 7th of August 2004, we organized a seminar for measurers at the boatyard of Leonhard Mader at Waging in Southern Germany.

February 2004 News

Lifting Rudders Outlawed

Technical - Author: Hannes Gubler, Chairman, Technical Advisory Board - February 10, 2004
On 5 December 2003, the Class Management Committee and the International Governing Committee discussed the legality of the lifting rudders on some of the recently built Star Boats. The Technical Advisory Board members stated that ...

July 2003 News

History of Mader Star Boats

Technical - Author: John MacCausland - July 28, 2003
The history of Mader Star Boats began when the Tempest was dropped from the Olympic program and the Star Boat was added in the fall of 1976. Leonhard Mader, Sr. with the help of Eckart Wagner contacted Bill Buchan. At that time Bu...

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