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
  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day One

    Episode 1

    Day One of the iconic Bacardi Cup started in Cuba and celebrating it's 91st anniversary. The 2018 invitational regatta is hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club - Miami with many of the top International Star team out in force to enjoy the sailing as well as glass of rum too!

    Video Producer: Icarus ...

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Day Two of the iconic Bacardi Cup started in Cuba and celebrating it's 91st anniversary. The 2018 invitational regatta is hosted on Biscayne Bay - Miami. Many of the top International Star team out in force to enjoy the sailing as well as glass of rum too!

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Day Three of the iconic Bacardi Cup started in Cuba and celebrating it's 91st anniversary. Racing cancelled due to adverse weather conditions - stormy on the water but sparkling onshore with the Bacardi party!

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Four & J70 Regatta

    Episode 4

    Day Four of the iconic Bacardi Cup started in Cuba and celebrating it's 91st anniversary. The 2018 invitational regatta have included the J70 class to join the International Stars racing in Biscayne Bay, Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Five & J70 Regatta

    Episode 5

    Penultimate day of the 2018 invitational Bacardi Cup in Biscayne Bay, Miami. Plenty of action with some of the top international sailing legends racing the International Star and J70 classes.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Final Day & J70 Regatta

    Episode 6

    Final day of the iconic invitational 2018 Bacardi Cup with both the International Star and J70 fleets closely fighting for the overall win in Biscayne Bay, Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Star Sailors League 2018 Finals - Day Two

    Episode 7

    Racing at the sixth edition of the Star Sailors League Finals got off to a dramatic first day of competition in Nassau, with four races held, four different winners and a last race in which a squall brought driving rain and 25 knot gusts that claimed one rig and caused one man overboard.

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  • Star Sailors League 2018 Finals - Day Three

    Episode 8

    Despite being dominated by Olympic Finn sailors, the day ended with a new leader in Mark Mendelblatt and crew Brian Fatih, who now lead Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening by a mere point, going into the last day of the Qualifiers.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League 2018 Finals - Day Four

    Episode 9

    While the star performers were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet as qualifying places were up for grabs.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • Star Sailors League 2018 Finals - Final Day

    Episode 10

    For a second time a Brazilian crew claimed victory in the Star Sailors League Finals, but on this occasion it was not the bookies' choice.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League