Star World Championships
Most titles has American sailor Lowell North won, with five titles between 1945 and 1973 and another seven podiums. The most crowned skipper-crew combination is Italian duo Agostino Straulino and Nicolò Rode and Brazilian duo Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada with three titles each. Also Bill Buchan, Jr. has three titles, but with different crew.
The most championships has been won by American sailors, 55 editions, followed by Italian sailor, six titles, and sailors of Germany and Brazil (5 each).
Several winners has family relations with each other, e.g. two time winner Mark Reynolds and 1971 winning crew James Reynolds, 1992 champion Carl Buchan and three time winner Bill Buchan, Jr., 1969 winner Pelle Pettersson and his son-in-law 1988 winner Paul Cayard, and the 1954 and 1955 winning father and son couple Carlos de Cárdenas and Carlos de Cárdenas, Jr.
The Star was an Olympic class from 1932 to 2012 with the exception of 1976, when it was substituted by the Tempest.
The first Star World Championships were held on Central Long Island Sound in 1923 and organised by the Bayside Yacht Club, Washington Yacht Club and Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. Eight boats were fighting for the trophy and the winner was the yacht Taurus with William Inslee and Robert Nelson of Western Long Island Sound fleet.
For the first years, all the championships where held in the North Americas and mostly American sailors participated and it was not until 1939 the first Championships were held outside North America, when it was held in Kiel, Germany.
|1||Lowell North||United States||5||5||2||12|
|2||Bill Buchan||United States||3||3||4||10|
- "Star World Championship : presentation and medal winners". the-sports.org. Retrieved 21 April 2012.