Kai Bjorn, a former CFL player in the 1990's with the Ottawa Rough Riders
and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, is one of Canada's top Olympic gold medal
contenders in Star sailing with partner and 1992 Olympic bronze medallist
Ross Macdonald. Sailing has been part of Bjorn's life all along. His
family runs a sailboat building business in Montreal. His father Peter
Bjorn also competed in the Star class for Canada at the 1972 Munich Games
placing ninth with Ian Bruce.
Kai Bjorn first raced with Macdonald in 1995 at the Bacardi Cup and they
won the competition. They teamed up again 1998 to pursue a spot at the
Olympic Games. They qualified for Sydney by placing second at the world
championships for the second straight year this spring.
Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, wound up fifth overall.
Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, were seventh after seven races.
Open Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn, Montreal, were eighth overall after six races.
Star: Ross Macdonald, Vancouver, and Kai Bjorn Montreal, were fourth after two races.
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