Salt Water in Doha 50% more dense


“It’s 50% more dense. That’s strike one. Strike two is a two mile course. It’s been a long time since we’ve run on less than a 2.5 mile course. More salt in the air and will cause more trouble for the turbines,” said U-16's Dave Villwock. “It’s something we have to deal with. We know there are some challenges there that may cause us trouble.”

"The salinity is higher than in San Diego,” said U-1's Steve David. “We’re trying to run a tighter operation – different filters and intakes. The problem is it hangs in the air. With a short course, we’ll be running into our own salt in the air.”