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September 2013 News

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...

March 2011 News

Let’s Make Sure Our Star Shines Bright


Announcements - Author: Fried Elliott - March 22, 2011
Our "image" is always important but even more so in this our Centennial year and while in the midst of the ongoing ISAF Olympic decision. As a result, it is natural for others to talk and post online about the Star and their impre...

September 2009 News

Seahorse Magazine: Article on Stars with Bill Buchan


Technical - Author: Bill Buchan - September 21, 2009

June 2009 News

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...

February 2009 News

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...

November 2008 News

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...

August 2008 News

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? 

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...

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