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August 2016 News

Love is in the Stars


Human Interest - Author: The DeCouteaus - August 10, 2016
They had only been dating for a couple months and it was almost her birthday. Unsure of what to get, and wanting a gift that would truly be appreciated, he decided to ask what she would like. With little hesitation she answered, &...

Joe Duplin, World Champion 1934-2016


Human Interest - Author: Star Class - August 08, 2016
Joseph Duplin, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, a Star World Champion, died August 7, 2016. He "did the impossible" in 1963 winning both the North American Championship and the World's Championship within a single three week s...

July 2016 News

John M. MacCausland 1933 - 2016


Human Interest - Author: John MacCausland - July 25, 2016
John M. MacCausland, known to most of the Star community as Big Mac, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Big Mac was more than just a Star sailor. It has been said that, "Big Mac was the Star Class." He was passionate about it...

Nice Star Fleet Honors Their City’s Tragedy


Announcements - Author: Jean-François Puissegur - July 18, 2016
As you may know the Nice Star fleet had been deeply touched by the terrorist attack in front of the "Baie des Anges". Nobody was killed in the star fleet but we all know somebody who lost a children, a mother, a wife, a friend&hel...

2020 Olympics by Tom Londrigan


Announcements - Author: Tom Londrigan - July 14, 2016
In November 2016, the World Sailing Council and Committees will review the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition and provide feedback on possible changes to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.   In February 2017, a special World S...

USA’s National Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts Ficker and Burnham


Human Interest - Author: NSHOF - July 11, 2016
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the nine people who will make up its 2016 class of inductees which includes the legendary sailing champion (Star Worlds, Congressional Cup and America’s Cup) Bill Fic...

June 2016 News

Entry Date for 2016 European Championship Extended


Announcements - Author: Jerelyn Biehl - June 20, 2016
The Star Class IGC has approved an extension of the European Championship entry deadline for 2 weeks from June 23 until July 7. Information on the European Championship to be held July 12-17 at Warnemunde Sailing Week is at the w...

Update to Class Rules


Announcements - Author: Class Management Committee - June 08, 2016
The recent printing of the LOG has incorporated all of the 2015 Resolutions that received the necessary number of votes to pass. Unfortunately there were two - STCR 8.3 and SPEC 5.3 that were not included in the most recent printi...

May 2016 News

J. J. Bracony, Brazilian Star Sailor of 1948


Human Interest - Author: Darke de Mattos - May 19, 2016
Nowadays, Stars in Rio de Janeiro waters are a flamboyant glamorous class, but it was not always so. The class owes its cradle to two characters: Joao Jose Bracony, known by his friends as JJ and the Emperor of Japan....

Class Management Committee Announcement


Announcements - Author: Class Management Committee - May 01, 2016
The International Star Class Yacht Racing Association’s Class Management Committee (CMC) would like to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Effective May 1, 2016, Jon VanderMolen will assume the role of Exec...

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