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1 June 2022


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CONGRATULAZIONI rafa!!!
CONGRATULAZIONI Cippalippa!! CONGRATULATIONS Satori!

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This interesting course would be dangerous to sail in real life, as it crosses the Korean border and would contend with heavy military presence, not to mention that the "water" just north of Yongmae-do (the island that had to be rounded to port on the far end of the course) is now reclaimed land. Thankfully, our SOL boats can sail the course without incident - in fact, some SOLers made as many as 14 runs here in the two allotted weeks!

A summary of runs made can be seen here. Winds were light and variable much of the time, with attempts taking longer than 9 hours during most of the 2-week window. However, there were two windows at around 11pm UTC on 15 and 17 May where the 9-hour barrier could be broken. The latter window saw 17 knot winds roughly perpendicular to the race course, thus enabling the fastest times to be set. While many boats did the outbound leg leaving Boreumdo-ri to the north, an intrepid few left Boreumdo-ri to the south instead and found stronger wind that more than offset the additional 0.3nm distance sailed. They included the eventual podium winners rafa, Cippalippa and Satori who all took just over 7h 40min to complete their runs. Congrats!

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