Romania was the only "communist" country to come to the 1984 L.A. Olympics. To sweeten the deal for them, the organizing commitee told them to bring the boats they were accustomed to racing to Los Angeles. Then the Romanian team left thier boats here. The organizing commitee bought the team new boats from the factory in Europe and the team picked them up when they got back home. The boats were then sold to people and clubs in the US and Canada. I bought his C-1 and still have it. When canvas cover started to fall apart, I saved the area where it had his name painted on it and was able to have him personally sign it when I was at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, US of A. He is not just a hero to Romanians!
Keep riding and telling us your thoughts along the way. Jan