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18 September 2006, 11:09 am
Victory For Puerto Rico
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Hobie 16 North American Championship 2006
Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA

Enrique FIGUEROA with wife Carla MALATRASI won his sixth Hobie 16 North American Championship last week in Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA. In a repeat of last years championship the Guatemalans Juan MAEGLI sailing with Enrique ARATHOON finished the week in second.
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FIGUEROA is a professional Tornado sailor and part of a strong group of Hobie 16 sailors from his home in Puerto Rico, whilst the young Guatemalans have plenty of years ahead of them both are still eligible to compete in junior events. MAEGLI is presently competing in high school sailing in the USA on the Portsmouth Abbey team.

Rounding out the top three was the former Olympic board sailor from Venezuela Yamil SABA sailing with Gonzalo CENDRA. In fourth, with the final Pan Am Games spot awarded at this event, was former North American Champions from Mexico Armando NORIEGA and Roderigo ACHACH. Bob MERRICK and Eliza CLEVELAND where the top Americans in fifth place.

Bob MERRICK (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Action from Narragansett:© Steve OAD
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