by Connie Bischoff and Barbara Beigel-Vosbury
The history of the Star Class is very rich, with this sloop-rigged keelboat designed in 1910, and being an Olympic class from 1932 to 2012. But when the Class became non-Olympic, there was concern that the class could remain vibrant.
Unlike most modern racing boats, it has no spinnaker, and its mainsail is larger in proportional size than any other boat of its length. But thanks in part to the Olympics, the Stars had been famous for attracting the best sailors in the world, especially the strong ones, due to the muscle and mass needed to excel.
What would happen now to the Star Class?
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