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Local Hobie sailor wins North American Title

Provided to the SunJim Sajdak of Tahoe City competes in the Hobie 14 and 16 North American Championships at Clear Lake, Iowa.
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Jim Sajdak of Tahoe City captured his second North American Title at the Hobie 14 and 16 North American Championships held at Clear Lake, Iowa, last week.

With a fleet of 35 boats in the Hobie 14 class, Sajdak was able to score three first-place finishes on the last day of racing to move into first place overall.

The racing was tight throughout the event, with 17 points separating the top five boats. Sajdak, who has sailed Hobie Cats for 25 years, won his first North American Hobie Title in 2003.



The next Hobie 14 North American Championships are scheduled for Toronto, Canada, in 2009.

After competing in the Hobie 14 event, Sajdak teamed up with Andrew Esler of Truckee to compete in the Hobie 16 Open Event.



Fifty-six teams from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guatemala competed in the Open Event with five days of racing. With heavy winds on Wednesday and Thursday, the Tahoe team held on to 21st place overall.

The next Hobie 16 North American Championships are tentatively scheduled for either Lake Havasu or San Diego in 2009, just prior to the Hobie 16 Worlds in Italy.


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