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One-Design Class Type: Radio Control

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? Approximately 1,000 Star 45s have been registered with the class; not all are currently active.

About STAR 45

The Star 45 is a 45″ long hard chine, semi-scale model of the legendary full-size International Star boat. Star 45s can be home-built using plans available from the AMYA, partially fabricated with major components available from suppliers, or purchased custom built to any stage of completion from class-approved builders. Available laser-cut frames for wood construction produce a consistent competitive hull. Fiberglass hulls, decks, short kits and parts as well as complete boats are available from class suppliers; contact information for them can be found on the class website. The Star 45 is big enough to sail like a full-size boat, but is easily managed and small enough to be transported in any car. It is sophisticated enough to be a good trainer, offering the racing sailor full adjustability, but not overwhelming to a newcomer. Star 45 racing is very competitive. We’re looking for new skippers who want to race!


Boats Produced: Approximately 1,000 boats have been registered with the class; not all are currently active, and undoubtedly some have been built that are not registered.

Class boat builder(s):

Chesapeake Performance Models (Dave Ramos) – (410) 604-3907 Complete boats, short kits, rig kits, parts
Lippincott Model Boat Works (Ryan Lippincott) – (856) 924-1032 Complete boats or subassemblies as required
Stevens Aeromodel – (719) 387-4187 Laser-cut frames, keel & rudder
Modellers Workshop – (514) 973-7741 Laser-cut frames

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? About 1,000

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Star 45s are raced in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States, plus Texas, Chicago and Northern California. There is some activity in other locations as well and new fleets are encouraged. You can form one!

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker?

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  N.A.

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  N.A.

Boat Designed in The International Star Class on which the Star 45 is modeled originated in 1910-1911; the first Star 45 was registered with AMYA in 1970; fiberglass hulls arrived in 1976

Beam: 11-12 inches

Weight of rigged boat without sails: Approx. 12 lbs. Minimum weight ready to sail with rig and battery is 12-1/2 lbs.

Draft: Keel may not exceed 11-1/2 inches below the hull bottom. Total draft would be in the neighborhood of 12-1/2 inches.

Mast Height: 70 inches above deck