NORTH RESULTS

2017

Bacardi Cup 2,4,8,10
Chilean Nationals
1
Taca Alberto Ravazzano
1,2
Copa Verao
1,3
Copa A. Guinde
1
Primo Cup
2, 5, 7, 8, 10*

2016

German Nationals 1
South Americans
1,4
Argentine Nationals
1,2
Chilean Nationals
1
Royal Thames
1,3
Dubini Cup
1
Brazilian Nationals
2,4
Semana Vela de Rio
1,3
District 18 1
Europeans
3,5,6,8,9,10
Commodore's Cup
1
Nutmeg Regatta
1
Lipton Cup
1
5th District
1,3
Baxter Bowl
1
SSL City Grand Slam
1
Midwinters
1,3,5,6,7

2015

Worlds
1,4,5,9,10
Europeans 1
South Americans
1,2,3
North Americans
1,2*,4,5
Western Hemispheres
1*,2,5
Bacardi Cup
1,2,4,6
Seattle Districts
1,2,3
Baxter Bowl
1,3*,4,5
Cleveland RW
1*
Bayview Detroit
1,2
SCYA Midwinters
1,3

2014

Europeans 1
North Americans
1
South Americans
1,2,3,5
Bacardi Cup
1,3,5,7,9
French Nationals 1,2*,3*
Swiss Nationals 1,3
Midwinters West 1,2
New York State Champs 1
Tomahawk Regatta 1,2,3
District 2 Champs 1
District 12 Champs 1
District 17 Champs 1
German Nationals 2
Eastern Hemispheres 2,4,6,7,8,10

2013 Worlds 1,2,4,5,8,9,10
2012 Worlds 1,2,3,4
2011 Worlds 1
2010 Worlds 1,2*,3,4,5,6,9


Photo Gallery
2016 Star Midwinters
Congrats Peter Vessella and Phil Trinter! North 1,3,5,6,7!
2015 SCYA Midwinters
Congratulations Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise! North Sails 1,3!
2014 Star South American
Winners Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves. 1,2,3,5 powered by North!
© Matias Caipzzano
2014 Miami Bacardi Cup
Congrats Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves! North 1,3,5,7,9!!
2013 Star Worlds
John MacCausland and Phil Trinter, 2013 World Champions. 1,2,4,5,8,9,10 powered by North!


>> Read interview with Lars, Hubert and Carl on tuning the Star for speed!

STAR SAILS, TUNING & COVERS

Star Sails - North Sails is the leader in one design sailmaking. On this page, you will find information about our complete line of Star sail models, Star tuning advice, Star cover information and Star news and results from the race course.


M-16 All Purpose Mainsail

The M-16 was originally developed by Olympic Gold medalists Ian Percy. This Juan Garay design is slightly deeper in the 3/4 height compared to the old V-1 giving a little more power without being overpowered.

The M-16 mainsail features:

  • Radial clew and head with crosscut mid sections construction
  • Mixture of Dimension 180HTP and 165HTP and Contenders 3.6 Polykote
  • Two vision windows and spreader window
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Spectra leech cord
  • Epoxy battens
  • Class royalty label
  • Full length roll bag
  • Class Insignia (Red as standard)
  • Sail numbers


Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.



M-05 Light Air Mainsail

The M-05 is a customized sail especially designed for light air conditions. Made out of class minimun allowed cloth weight.

The M-05 mainsail features:

  • Radial clew and head with crosscut mid sections construction
  • Contender RSQ 3.75 sail cloth
  • Two vision windows and spreader window
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Spectra leech cord
  • Epoxy battens
  • Class royalty label
  • Full length roll bag
  • Class Insignia (Red as standard)
  • Sail numbers


Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.



J-1F Jib

Wind Range: 0-16 knots

Recently made available, our J1-F jib is the newest sail to come from our Star sail development program. Based on the molded shape of the highly successful and popular J-115, the
J1-F features a slightly flatter entry combined with a radial head for better durability and easy trimming. It performs extremely well in winds up to 16 knots of breeze making for a perfect choice for your all around jib.

** The North J-1F conforms with the new class rules regarding heavier cloth weight and longer battens

The J1-F Light-Medium Jib features:

  • Crosscut construction with a radial head
  • Two vision windows
  • Telltales on luff and leech
  • Zipper luff, long and short option
  • Class royalty label
  • Long roll sail bag


Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.




J-2 Medium-Heavy Jib

Wind Range: 14-25+ knots

The J-2 jib is our heavy air workhorse. Developed for, and with input from, Star World Champion Robert Scheidt, the J-2 is the "go to" jib for those big breeze days. Optimized for winds over 14 knots, this sail provides a flatter shape and radial head panels along with heavier cloth for extra durability under heavy wind conditions.

** The North J-2 Jib conforms with the new class rules regarding heavier cloth weight and longer battens

The J-2 Medium-Heavy Jib features:

  • Crosscut construction with a radial head
  • Two vision windows
  • Telltales on luff and leech
  • Zipper luff, long and short option
  • Class royalty label
  • Long roll sail bag


Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.



J-1R4 Jib

Wind Range 0 -18 knots

The J-1R4 Bi Radial jib is our all round choppy water sail designed deeper than the J-1F it's radial head and clew gives a smoother finish and is easy to trim. It is manufactured from Dacron RSQ4.55.

The J-1R4 Light-Medium Jib features:

  • Epoxy battens
  • Zip luff
  • Vision windows
  • Trim tell tales
  • Leech tell tales
  • Long roll bag
  • Class royalty label

Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.



>> Contact the Star Experts for additional information and questions about our products.

Tuning your Star for Speed

>> Download the North Star Tuning Guide



Have a Question? Ask the North Star experts.


Star FAQs:

How do we achieve good speed off the start line on a Star boat?

You want maximum acceleration off the line and this is achieved with a softer more twisted main setting. I like to keep the jib trimmed hard, so that helm is near neutral. After the boat is at full speed and on the groove, the main can be trimmed hard to the normal spot.

The other point we like to make is, that a Star is a relatively heavy boat, and inertia plays a bigger part on the start. Having the sails eased and having speed at the line, or better speed before the start than your nearby competitors is key to a good start. How many times do we see a boat coming from behind with speed blow by the boat that is parked at the starting line?

I have good speed but lack on pointing, what should I do?

Most of the time pointing problems come from the mainsail being set flat and therefore less powerful. The first control that come to mind is the outhaull and lower backstay. On trying to generate power the outhaull being eased will greatly help create power up the very low sections of the mainsail. By increasing the tiller pressure, making easier to steer in light shift conditions.

The next control is the lower backstay, that will make the middle sections of the mainsail fuller and again more powerful. It is possible that the lowers can be pulled too hard and as a result the forestay get too tight. If the lower backstay have to be pulled hard to make the mainsail fuller, the spreader should be moved further forward ( eq. from 5 1/2" to 5" ).

Very often I just pull the lower backstay an extra half inch to maintain my crew over the side and keep the boat power up and on the high pointing mode.

How much shroud tension upper should I have?

The upper shroud tension dictates the amount of pre-bend you will have and how full your mainsail will setup. This is true even in very light winds.
  We don't pay much attention to how much tension I have on the shrouds but more important, how much pre-bend I have. To measure your pre-bend is very simple. With the boat on the trailer "pop" the mast with the spreaders aft, as you were setup for going up wind. Make sure that lever is off, and upper backstay have only enough pressure to make the forestay snug. Then bring the main halyard shackle to the opening on the mast groove and check the distance from the
halyard to the mast as the spreader height. The mast fore&aft dimension is 3 3/4" and I normally set my mast with 4 inches of pre-bend.

We think this is a much better way to tune your rig, since this is exactly what will affect the fullness of your mainsail. With the mast stiffness varying a bit, the right pre-bend (the bend that fits your mainsail ) with a softer mast should require less shroud tension than with a very stiff mast, therefore comparing upper shroud tension between boats without comparing mast stiffness is NOT very accurate way to duplicate the setup.

Star Boat Rigging Tip:

The Star rig have been setup further forward now than ever in light winds and this setup won't work if the jib isn't pull up the forestay. We see often this days crews with the jib tack about a foot above deck. This accomplish two tasks: one that the jib is further up where winds are less affected by the water surface ( surface drag ), therefore making the jib more efficient.

Second is that when sailing in strong winds the bow and the pole tip tends to hit the water, and we all know what comes after the pole hit the water. By lifting the jib on the downwind leg, we keep the jib and pole way from the water and the crew the work the waves harder.

I have seen lots of boat that have made the jib halyard puller going through the mast partner allowing the jib to be pulled even further up. This is easy control to be rigged up and sure will make the difference on your downwind speed and your comfort zone.

>> For more information on Star sails and tuning, contact the North Star experts.

North Sails is proud to present our full line of Star boat covers, all handmade to the highest quality standards. Constructed using rugged premium 12 oz polyester 900D fabric, North One Design boat covers will give you piece of mind when storing your Star or taking it on the road.

Available for the Stars:

  • Star Skirted Tent Cover
  • Star Mast Cover with strings
  • Star Hiking Vest (photo)

Order Online  - USA only or, contact the Star experts or your local North Sails dealer.

North Star Hiking Vest

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For additional information contact the North Star Experts:

NORTH AMERICA

ERIC DOYLE, San Diego
VINCE BRUN, San Diego
ALEX CAMET, San Diego
JOHN MACCAUSLAND, NJ
CHED PROCTOR, CT

EUROPE

MARKUS KOY, Germany
CHRIS BURGER, Suisse
HANS SPITZHAUER, Austria

AUSTRALASIA

ANDREW GAVENLOCK, Sydney
JASON ANTILL, Sydney


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