International Star

International Star

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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
  • 2019 Star Class Junior World Championship - Day One

    Episode 1

    Start of the 2019 International Star Junior Worlds in Miami, Florida. All teams must be under 30 and certainly is the breeding ground for champions - light winds but still great racing.

    Video Producer: International Star Class Association

  • 2019 Star Class Junior World Championship - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Second Day of the 2019 International Star Junior Worlds in Miami, Florida. Still lights winds but three races for the under 30 competitors - two more races left to crown the champions.

    Video Producer: International Star Class Association

  • 2019 Star Class Junior World Championship - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Final Day of the 2019 International Star Junior Worlds in Miami, Florida. USA sailor Luke Lawrence and Alexey Selivanov are crowned the inaugural World Champions at Coral Reef Yacht Club.

    Video Producer: International Star Class Association

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 1

    Episode 4

    Day One of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. It's has expanded, with invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes, who have joined the J70 Class and Star Class. Celebrating over nine decades of Star Class racing, the fleets congregated at Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne...

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 2

    Episode 5

    Day Two of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Racing postponed but this gave everyone time to enjoy a Bacardi party in Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 3

    Episode 6

    Day Three of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Strength, stamina and tactics for the International Star fleet in Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 4

    Episode 7

    Day Four of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. It's has expanded and the Flying Tigers, Viper 640, Melges 24, J/70 all start today alongside the International Star.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 5

    Episode 8

    Penultimate Day of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Wrap up of all the action from the International Star, Melges 24, J/70, Flying Tigers and Viper 640 classes.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 6

    Episode 9

    Final Day of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Doyle and Infelise raised the 92nd Bacardi Cup winning the International Star class, alongside Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta winners Evil Hiss (Viper 640), Catapult (J/70), Bombarda (Melges 24) and Neun (Flying Tiger).

    Video Producer:...

  • SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Day One

    Episode 10

    The first International Star Grand Slam and Europeans started on Lake Garda with many of the legends of sailing competing.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Day Two

    Episode 11

    Ninety five Stars hit the start line on Lake Garda with some of the legends of sailing. Five races and Scheidt / Boening leading overall closely chased by Negri and Kusznierewicz in second and third respectively.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Day Three

    Episode 12

    Black flag drama and seven boats got caught out including overall leader Scheidt at the International Star Grand Slam and Europeans in Garda.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Day Four

    Episode 13

    Top of the table is shifting around going into the final day for the Top Ten Qualifiers of the Star Grand Slam & Europeans in Garda.

    Video Producer: Star Sailors League

  • SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Final Day

    Episode 14

    Final day and the knockouts start through the quarter and semis leaving the final four USA, France, Brazil and Poland to battle for the trophy. The Brazilian, Robert Scheidt took the lead by a boat length just ahead of the finish line, leaving Xavier Rohart in second, to win the SSL Breeze Grand ...