MULTI HULL CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Hobie 14, Hobie 16 Women's, and Hobie 16 Jr. North American Continental
Championships took place last weekend at the Rehoboth Bay Sailing
Association in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Eleven races were sailed in the 14's
and the 16 Women's and seven in the Jr's.
After a neck and neck series Jim Sajdak from California took the Hobie 14
Championship by three points after winning the last two races of the
regatta. In second was Sandy Takacs from Rhode Island with last years
champion, Bill Jeffers, from New York in third.
After the first two days of racing in 15 to 20 knots, Rosarito Martinez and
Kamil Berrios, from Puerto Rico, established a big lead in the women's
championship. Last year's Women's Champion, Susan Korzeniewski sailing with
Diane Bisesi, from New York, closed the gap on the final day in lighter
breeze, but it was not enough to beat the Puerto Ricans. In third were Lynn
Myers and Beth Andrews from New Jersey.
The Hobie 16 Jr. Continentals was also won by Puerto Ricans.Francisco
Figueroa and Martin Roldan won the event followed by Jorge Murrieta and
Kelly Wood from Mexico. Jake Sailer and Clifton Neff form California were
The Hobie 16 North American Continental Championship begins on Monday
September 29th, with racing through Friday October 3rd. at the same venue.
Fifty-nine teams have pre-registered for the event and the final number is
expected to be in the seventies by the end of registration on Monday. Full