SSL Gold Cup
Sailing has its own World Cup, finally! Like football in 1930 and rugby in 1987, the SSL Gold Cup is designed to crown the best sailing nation of all! The World Top 56 countries, selected on their SSL Nation ranking, will battle their way through to raise the coveted and only Sailing World Cup trophy. The SSL Gold Cup will start on May 19th with the Qualifying Series in Grandson, Lake Neuchatel (Switzerland). All teams ranked from the Top 25 to 56 in the January 2022 SSL Nations ranking will meet in 8 groups of 4 teams each. There will be 5 sessions of the Qualifying Series running from May 19th to July 17th. 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 in Bahrain from October 28th to November 20th, 2022, to defend their national colors.