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KAVENGA got wrecked by typhoon Bolaven on August 28th in Sogwipo Harbor, Korea. She had been on the dry for a few weeks with the mast down, as I assumed that would be the savest way to keep her during the typhoon season. I had tied her down to the concrete floor with 6 lines of 14mm Nylon which all broke plus a 8mm chain which broke as well. Waves inside the harbor must have been so big that they came on the pier, broke her lines and swept her 300 meters across the pier into the lightpost where I found her at daybreak.
The waves at sea where over 10 meters high, windspeeds were around 100knots, and the air pressure was as low as 945hPa. This was the biggest typhoon that hit Jeju Island in the 17 years I have lived here. The damage to the very well built harbor`s breakwater is severe. I would have never believed that such a thing is possible.