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December 2016 News

2016 Ballot Results


Announcements | - Author: Robert T. Flower Chairman, Balloting Committee - December 14, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to vote on the important issues in front of our Class. The results of the voting are now posted. Resolution #3 DOES NOT PASS, all other Resolutions have passed (two thirds majority required for a reso...

Four time Olympic Gold Medalist: Paul Elvstrom 1928-2016


Announcements | - December 07, 2016
The Star Class is saddened to hear today about the passing of Danish Sailing Team (Sejlerlandsholdet) Olympic legend Paul Elvstrom at the age of 88. Elvstrom was a 2 x Star World Champion (1966 & 1967) as well as the winner of...

Jane Lawrence 1922-2016


Human Interest | - Author: Family of Jane Lawrence - December 06, 2016
Jane-Elizabeth Crusoe Lawrence passed away on November 30, 2016. She was born December 24, 1922 in Hollywood CA to Walter R. Crusoe and Lydia Schaeffer Crusoe. She was a great granddaughter of Luther Reeves Wallace. Her father was...

November 2016 News

Bill Solomons 1933-2016


Human Interest | - Author: J. Bruce Stennard, from AFLOAT Magazine - November 17, 2016
When Bill Solomons passed from our midst in September. he left the sailing world in mourning, for he was not only one of Australia's finest racing helmsmen but also a gentleman of the first rank. Those who had the privilege of...

Voting is now open for the 2016 resolutions


Announcements | - Author: Star Class Office - November 17, 2016

October 2016 News

Helge Spehr named District 13 Secretary


Human Interest | - Author: iSC - October 31, 2016
Helge Spehr has sailed out of Segler-Vereinigung Kiel, Germany for about 45 years. He also often sails in regattas of the Kieler Yacht Club (KYC), Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV, Hamburg) and VSaW (Verein Segelhaus am Wannsee, ...

Jacques Puissegur 1937 - 2016


Human Interest | - Author: Olivier Godefroy - October 20, 2016
Jacques Puissegur has left us on October 19, 2016, and a page is being turned. Besides his lovely wife Aline, Jacques had two passions. First, the STAR! Long time a Star sailor, from Algiers (Algeria) with his father in the late 4...

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...

September 2016 News

Ann Beach, Life Member 1927-2016


Human Interest | - September 28, 2016
Ann Dandridge Franklin Beach, longtime Annapolis, Maryland resident, sailor, computer pioneer, and wife of Rodney V. Beach, former head of the Key School in Annapolis, passed away on August 28, 2016, in Smithfield, Rhode Island, a...

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 ...

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