Because it has been one of the most successful of International class racing boats, the STAR offers many out-classed but still sound hulls available for recreational sailing. Based on nearly sixty years experience with nine different racing and cruising boats, Dick Miller decided that one of those hulls could be converted to an ideal "old man's" day sailer. The basis for his design, changes made in rig and hull, and the resulting MAGIC III are described in this paper.

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