15th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race held in Tongyeong

9 December 2021


The organizing committee of the Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race successfully completed the 15th Admiral Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race, which was held over 16-21 November in Tongyeong, Korea. A total of 37 yachts and 292 athletes participated from 11 countries, including South Korea, the United States, and Russia. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the event was broadcast on Live Online so that all people can watch the lively yacht races at sea in real time.

There were 3 divisions participating: international cruiser 1 Group (ORC1), 2 Group (ORC2), 3 Group (J/24), with all divided onto three course areas. The event was held on the coast of the island of Tongyeong city which was placed in “Naval Battle of Han-san” and Bijin Island, the Hakikjin course that went between Hansan Island and Sojido Island, and around the Yisunsin course navigating around Bijin Island and Ohgok Island.

A total of 15 teams from first to fifth place in each group won awards, depending on the results of the third-day race from November 19 to 21. The Yisunshin Cup, the overall winner of the tournament, was won by Korea's Vikira team (skipper Kim Tae-jung) of the ORC1 (cruiser) race, while the SOUTHERN BREEZE II (skipper Kim Mi-so) team won the J/24 (sports) race, and lastly the Byeokrando (skipper Byun Woo-seop) team won the ORC2 championship. The Vikira team, which won the overall title, is the national team of Gyeong-gi Province, and has been the champion of the Yi Sunsin Cup for five consecutive years until this year.

Noh Sung-jin, chairman of the organizing committee (Chairman of the Gyeongnam Sailing Federation), said "We are grateful that we successfully completed the yacht race by focusing on COVID-19 quarantine and safety despite difficult conditions. We will continue to prepare well for the event so that the International yacht race for Admiral Yi Sunsin can become a world-class yacht race.”





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