Star One Design

The Star is a 6.9 metres (23 ft) one-design racing keelboat. For two people designed by Francis Sweisguth in 1910. The Star was an Olympic keelboat class from 1932 through to 2012

It is sloop-rigged, with a mainsail larger in proportional size than any other boat of its length. Unlike most modern racing boats, it does not use a spinnaker . Instead, when running downwind a whisker pole is used to hold the jib. out to windward for correct wind flow. Early Stars were built from wood, but modern boats are generally made of fiberglass. The boat must weigh at least 671 kg (1,479 lb). With a maximum total sail area of 26.5 m2 (285 sq ft). The Star class pioneered an unusual circular boom vangtrack. Which allows the vang to effectively hold the boom down even when the boom is turned far outboard on a downwind run. Star sailing is the extreme hiking position adopted by the crew and at times the helmsman.