International Star

International Star

3 Seasons

The International Star is one of the most prolific keelboats in the world for a reason: it is an incredible boat to sail. Designed in 1911 by Francis Sweisguth, it has proven to be a classic in every sense. It is the oldest Olympic class, having first been used in competition in 1932, and still at the heart of that competition today. Supported by a worldwide association the Star as a class is one of the best organized in sailing, with over 7,500 yachts built over its 80 year history, and 2000-plus actively racing today.

The International Star has evolved into the consummate craft for all ranges of competition and performance sailing: its equipment and rig is simple enough for the novice, yet versatile enough for those on the forefront of sailing. It’s large, powerful sailplan, combined with a sleek hull and light weight, propel the boat in the faintest of airs, while the flexible spar can be tuned to “de-power” when the breeze kicks up. The large main is infinitely adjustable, allowing the sailor to completely control the driving surface of the sail. Boats today are generally constructed of fiberglass, with positive flotation and an integrated keel. The design, sails, and equipment of the Star are governed by stringent class rules, created to improve competition on the basis of skill and control cost . This has also served to help the longevity of the design, keeping older boats competitive through careful evolution.

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International Star
  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day One

    Episode 1

    First Day of the 2017 Star World Champs being held in Troense, Denmark. Conditions for the opening race looked promising but wind speed increased up to 24 knots resulting in big loads on rigging resulting in a few broken masts. Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves, BRA8474, picked up the win with the ...

  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Second Day of the 2017 Star Class World Champs with 71 entries, 142 sailors from 13 different nations. Storms and heavy winds put a dampener on racing with postponement of racing until the next day. Interviews with many of the sailors and Danish race and event management team.

    Video Producer:...

  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Day Three of the 2017 Star Class World Champs and the fleet were eager to get out racing after the postponement on Day Two due to strong winds. Very challenging conditions for many of the competitors with 59 starters and nine didn't finish due to rigging and sail damage. But the exciting news was...

  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day Four

    Episode 4

    The fourth day of the 2017 Star Class World Champs and due to the postponement of a race earlier in the regatta, it was decided to run two back to back to catch up. Norway's Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin are leading overall with 2nd and 1st after today with (BRA8474) Lars Grael and Samuel Gonc...

  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day Five

    Episode 5

    Light winds brought postponement for a few hours but racing did get started on the fifth day of the 2017 Star Class World Champs hosted by Troense Baade Laug, Denmark. Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA8515) picked up their first bullet moving them closer to the overall top four - the Norwe...

  • Star World Championships 2017 - Day Six

    Episode 6

    Final Day of the 2017 Star Class World Champs hosted by Troense Baade Laug, Denmark. The last race was won by Hubert Merkelbach and Brian Fatih (GER8446) picking up their first win of the regatta. But the overall standings went to the Norwegian skipper, Eivind Melleby and American crew, Joshua Re...

  • Star Sailors League 2017 Finals - Nassau - It's Coming..

    Episode 7

    Nassau Yacht Club will be hosting 25 stellar teams competing at the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals, nine among the top 10 Star Sailors of 2017 and 16 wild cards drawn from every aspect of the sport. 25 Olympic medals hanging on the necks of the 2017 SSL Finalists, of which 7 are gold medals. One...

  • Star Sailors League Finals 2017 - Day 1

    Episode 8

    Day One - Nassau Yacht Club was the host for 25 premier teams competing for the prestigious the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals, nine among the top 10 Star Sailors of 2017 and 16 wild cards drawn from every aspect of the sport.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League Finals 2017 - Day 2

    Episode 9

    Day Two - Nassau Yacht Club was the host for 25 premier teams competing for the prestigious the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals, nine among the top 10 Star Sailors of 2017 and 16 wild cards drawn from every aspect of the sport.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League Finals 2017 - Day 3

    Episode 10

    Day Three - Nassau Yacht Club was the host for 25 premier teams competing for the prestigious the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals, nine among the top 10 Star Sailors of 2017 and 16 wild cards drawn from every aspect of the sport.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League Finals 2017 - Day 4

    Episode 11

    Day Four - Nassau Yacht Club was the host for 25 premier teams competing for the prestigious the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals, nine among the top 10 Star Sailors of 2017 and 16 wild cards drawn from every aspect of the sport.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League Finals 2017 - Final Day

    Episode 12

    Photo Finish at the 2017 Star Sailors League Finals with Paul Goodison/Frithjof Kleen vs Robert Scheidt/Henry Raul Boening - inches apart at the end of the Champion of Champion's regatta.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League