I got this from the Budd Inlet Star fleet in Olympia. It mentions that Star 924, Alcor, was sailed in 1939 at the NAs in San Francisco by F. Hissock. You probably remember Sally Hiscock who went to St. Nick with me and did a lot of sailing - ended up marrying Cappy Clarke who had a Lightning (long divorced) . Her father was Frank Hiscock. I'm wondering if they are the same. I think he was a SYC member.
Perhaps you recognize others in this story, too.
Thanks Melinda. above is a photo of some early Blanchard-built Stars here, including Norman C. Blanchard's Blue Boot.
All the best,
Scott also passed along the following article he wrote about the 1948 Star North Americans in Seattle.
Winds on the lake were less than hoped for and only a practice race was completed there. At the end of the week, Cene became the North American Star Champion. She was the oldest boat in the fleet and was designed, within generous class tolerances, by Phil Spaulding when he was a Naval Architecture student. The success of this old boat, her local crew, and the presence of so many great Star sailors, inspired a young Bill Buchan, Jr. to join the class, build his own boats and go on to win the top titles in the class.