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.
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...
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).
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.
SSL Breeze Grand Slam & Europeans 2019 - Final Day
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 ...