More qualifying for SSL Gold Cup

Published on May 31st, 2022

The second round of qualifying for the 2022 SSL Gold Cup will have Ecuador, Lithuania, and Slovenia compete on June 1-3 in Grandson, Switzerland. A fourth team, Hong Kong, had to forfeit due to COVID related restrictions. In the first round, Antigua, Estonia, Ireland, and Tahiti advanced to the Finals to be held October 28 to November 20.

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The 2022 SSL Gold Cup hosts the top 56 sailing nations, selected with a proprietary ranking system, to compete in equally matched SSL47s (a modified RC44) with 11 sailors on a team to determine the best sailing nation.

Starting on May 19, all teams ranked from Top 25 to 56 in the January 2022 SSL Nations ranking meet in 8 groups of 4 teams each. There will be 5 stages of Qualifying Series running from May 19 to July 17.

After 3 to 4 days of racing, only the top two teams of each group will go through to the Final Series that will take place from October 28 to November 20 to defend their national colors.

Ultimately, 40 teams will compete in the Finals, which includes the host nation team, the top 23 ranked nations, and the 16 teams that advanced from the Qualifying Series.

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