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October 2016 News

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 ...

Richard Sands 1929 - 2016


Announcements Human Interest - Author: Hornell Evening Tribune - September 14, 2016
Richard Sands, 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Aug. 31, 2016) with family by his side following a long illness. Richard was born Nov. 18, 1929 in Auburn, NY. Growing up in Skaneateles, he developed a passion for all things s...

Donald Gray 1931 - 2016


Human Interest - September 03, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut attorney Donald A. Gray, Jr., 84, died July 9, 2016. He was life member #61 of the Star Class. Born in Bronxville, NY, attorney Gray graduated from The Hotchkiss School, Class of 1950, and Yale University, C...

August 2016 News

ISCYRA Welcomes New Life Members


Announcements - Author: Star Class Office - August 30, 2016
The CMC recently voted acceptance to Michel Niklaus (Geneva) and Foss Miller (Puget Sound) as Life Members of the Star Class; both with longstanding history as sailors and contributors to the Star Class.  Life membership is ...

Chris Rogers 1950 - 2016


Human Interest - August 16, 2016
Theodore Christopher Rogers was born in Ithaca, New York, February 6, 1950. A 1974 graduate from Cornell University, Chris spent the first part of his life in Miami, Florida as a Boat Broker, Equitable Agent, and sailor. He moved ...

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...

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