I have sailed starboats for a few years and have enjoyed them immensely however I am no expert Star sailor knowing that some of the best sailors in the world either came out of or still a member
of the class. I currently own a later model Mauder (german built) and will probably sail it this summer.
It is obviously an old design that has survived and undergone many changes.It is truly the Ferrari of small keelboats. They are a tricky boat to sail with lots of "strings to pull."
There are many boats available and if you check in areas that have fleets I would think you will find people willing to actually give you free parts
to get you sailing.
We all have many sails
that you could have if you want to pay for shipping
and/or pick them up.
There are a lot of Star aficionados sailing out of my yacht club that are far more knowledgeable than I and am sure they would be willing to give you some tips and parts
Also just go onto the Star Class web site (google star class) and you will find much information. If you want more information from me just post me privately and I will try to help.
Good luck, it should be a fun project
. Again you should not have to pay for parts.