Field of 40 teams set for SSL Gold Cup

Published on July 17th, 2022

The fifth and final Round of the SSL Gold Cup Qualifying Series was held July 14-17 with South Africa, Malaysia, Ukraine, and Thailand taking the last remaining slots. Using the SSL ranking system, all teams ranked from Top 25 to 56 (32 teams) faced off in heats to earn one of the 16 entries for the inaugural SSL Gold Cup Finals in Bahrain on October 28-November 20, 2022.

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 (16):
QS Round 1 – Fleet 1: Antigua, Tahiti
QS Round 1 – Fleet 2: Estonia, Ireland
QS Round 2 – Fleet 3: Slovenia, Lithuania
QS Round 3 – Fleet 4: Portugal, Czech Republic
QS Round 3 – Fleet 5: Peru, Chile
QS Round 4 – Fleet 6: Oman, Cuba
QS Round 5 – Fleet 7: South Africa, Malaysia
QS Round 5 – Fleet 8: Ukraine, Thailand

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

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.

Source: SSL Gold Cup

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