Oman, Cuba to SSL Gold Cup Finals

Published on July 2nd, 2022

The SSL Gold Cup qualifying round on June 30-July 2 saw Oman and Cuba close strongly to defeat Mexico and Guatemala on Lake Neuchatel in Grandson, Switzerland. With racing in equally matched SSL47s (a modified RC44), Oman and Cuba now join the ten other teams which have earned their entry to the SSL Gold Cup Finals.

Eight remaining nations will do battle on July 14-17 for the last four slots:

Group 7: China, India, Malaysia, South Africa.
Group 8: South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine.

Event informationTeam listRace schedule

Teams advancing from qualifiers for SSL Gold 2022 Final Series (12 of 16):
QS Round 1 – Fleet 1: Antigua, Tahiti
QS Round 1 – Fleet 2: Estonia, Ireland
QS Round 2: Slovenia, Lithuania
QS Round 3 – Fleet 1: Portugal, Czech Republic
QS Round 3 – Fleet 2: Peru, Chile
QS Round 4 – Oman, Cuba

Pre-Qualified Teams for SSL Gold 2022 Final Series (24):
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
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 (32 teams) 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.

The inaugural SSL Gold Cup Finals will be held in Bahrain on October 28-November 20, 2022.

Source: SSL Gold Cup

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