Sport: Star of Stars

In outer Los Angeles harbor, 13 crack skippers last week matched wits for one of the most coveted of yachting prizes: the Star Class world championship. Star boats (22-footers costing anywhere from $700 to $2,000) are not the most popular sailboats in the U.S.* But they are the most cosmopolitan—a one-design class that boasts fleets in 40 different countries.

Last week's regatta, the 20th in the history of the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association, had no European entries. Only foreign boat was the Cuban Kurush, owned by Havana's Dr. Carlos de Cardenas....

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