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Speed

Star

Difficulty: 5 star rating expert

This boat is raced at the Olympic games

Designed in 1911, the 22ft Star class keelboat is in a class of her own. Many of the world's best sailors have sailed Stars, with names such as Dennis Conner, Paul Elvstrom and Paul Cayard winning either the World Championships or Olympic medals.

Size: 6.92 metres long, 1.73 metres wide, weighing approx 671 kilograms


Number of sailors: 2
Weight of sailor(s): ideally between 170 and 190 kilograms (if racing)

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