The International Star is a 22-foot keelboat that is raced by two people. Sloop-rigged, with a whisker pole, it is characterized by its large mainsail and requires hiking. The Star was designed in 1911 by Francis Sweisguth (see also Interlake) and updated in the thirties, with a wider bow and flatter bottom, by Skip Etchells. It has a large sailplan and a characteristic tall rig with a boom for the transom. The Star has been an Olympic class since 1932 (with the exception of the use of the Tempest in the 1973 games), making it the oldest Olympic class. Over 8,300 boats have been built, about 2,000 of which are active in North American and European racing, and the Star is still in production. The Star is an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Olympic Class. For more information, read the Star Wikipedia article.
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|Fleet Name||Location||Primary Yachtclub|
|Budd Inlet Fleet (BI)||Olympia, WA|
|English Bay Fleet (EB)||Vancouver, BC|
|Eugene Fleet (EU)||Eugene, OR||Eugene YC|
|Northern Chesapeake Bay Fleet||Havre de Grace, MD||Havre de Grace YC|
|Puget Sound Fleet (PS)||Seattle, WA||Havre de Grace YC|
|Vancouver Island Fleet (VI)||Victoria, BC||Royal Victoria YC|