Closure for first round at SSL Gold Cup
Published on November 13th, 2023
For the lowest ranked teams in the 2023 SSL Gold Cup, 16 national crews competed in SSL47 One-Designs on November 10-13 in a knock-out format which advances the top teams to the next round in the Canary Islands.
Surviving the 1/32 Finals was Bermuda, Estonia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Portugal, Slovania, South Africa, and Tahiti. However, as pre-seeded teams from Bahrain and Israel are not competing, Chile and Antigua & Barbuda were awarded ‘Lucky Loser’ places, keeping them in the game for the 1/16 Finals which has 16 teams competing on November 16-19.
Forty teams from five continents compete in groups of four until the final. Another 16 countries were previously knocked out of the competition in the qualifying series that took place between May and July 2022 at Lake Neuchatel (Grandson, Switzerland), and 24 of the 40 that reach the finals do so directly by their position in the overall ranking of the SSL.
Eight countries advance directly to the quarter-finals: Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Italy.
The competition program on November 10-December 3 foresees a total of 66 races. For details, click here.
To watch the racing, click here.
Source: SSL Gold Cup