| Event type

Two Person Keelboat (Star), Open

Date3 – 12 August 1948
LocationTorbay, Torquay (Star and Swallow Course)
Participants38 from 17 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

The Star was raced on a 10 nautical mile (18.5 km) course, slightly more inshore than the course used by the Stars and Swallows. Paul and Hilary Smart, a father-son team, won the second and fourth race, and had a huge lead after five races. They could actually have skipped the final two races and won the gold medal by almost 500 points, but they raced, although they were disqualified in the sixth race, and placed only sixth in the seventh outing. The second-placed team, the Cuban crew of Carlos de Cárdenas Culmell and Carlos de Cárdenas Plá, were also a father and son. They were only in fifth place after six races, but finished second in the final race to move up to silver. The fifth-place Italian boat, Legionario, was helmed by Agostino Straulino, who won eight consecutive European Championships in the Sar from 1949-56, and returned in 1952 to win Olympic gold and in 1956 to add an Olympic silver.

Hilary SmartPaul Smart
2Kurush IICUB4,949Silver
Carlos de Cárdenas CulmellCarlos de Cárdenas Plá
Bob MaasEddy Stutterheim
4Gem IIGBR4,372
Durward KnowlesSloane Farrington
Agostino StraulinoNico Rode
Joaquim FiuzaJúlio Gourinho
Jock SturrockLen Fenton
Bill GooderhamGerry Fairhead
José María AlonsoJosé Luis AllendeEduardo, Marqués Aznar 1
10Nephos IGRE2,532
Georgios KalampokidisCharalampos PotamianosNikolaos VlagkalisChristoforos Karolou
11Aloha IIFRA2,515
Yves LorionJean Peytel
12Lucky StarFIN2,058
René NymanChristian Ilmoni
13Donar IIIAUT1,661
Georg ObermüllerHorst ObermüllerHans Schachinger
14Buscape IIBRA1,644
João José BraconyCarlos Bittencourt
15Ali-Baba IISUI1,610
Hans BrynerKurt Bryner
Jorge PiacentiniÁngel Carrasco
17Lotta IVSWE888
Bengt MelinYngve Engkvist