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Star Class News

April 2003 News

Light Air Upwind Gears

Technical | - Author: George Szabo - April 16, 2003
Trying to go fast in light air (4 - 9 knots) requires a shift in priorities from sailing in breeze. In breeze where we want to have flatter sails the opposite is true in light air. Because we are looking for power, fuller draft af...

Tips on Winter Star Boat Storage

Technical | - Author: John MacCausland Sr. - April 16, 2003
It is very important that a Starboat is stored properly for the winter. Ideal storage is a dry warm area. Unfortunately this type of storage is not available to many of us. So, we must take steps to protect our Star in a less than...

Combatting Windy Conditions with a Light Crew

Technical | - Author: Eric Doyle, 1999 World Champion - April 16, 2003
One of the more frequently asked questions I receive is, "My crew and I are a little on the light side-- how do I set up the boat when it is windy?" Now, I am going to outline some changes you can make to your boat to help when t...

Star Tuning FAQ

Technical | - Author: Vince Brun - April 01, 2003
Q: I have good speed but lack on pointing, what should I do? A: Most of the time pointing problems come from the mainsail being set flat and therefore less powerful. The first control that come to mind is the outhaull and lower b...

March 2003 News

Jib Settings

Technical | - Author: Eric Doyle - March 20, 2003
The most striking feature of sail plan of the star is the unusually large and powerful mainsail. A look at more traditionally designed yachts shows boats with much larger head sails paired with a conventionally sized main. One int...

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