News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda’s best sailors will compete in the SSL Gold Cup, a new international sporting event designed to determine the world’s best sailing nation.
ABOUT STAR SAILORS LEAGUE (SSL): The’SSL'(STAR SAILORS LEAGUE) is the global inshore sailing circuit launched by Olympic athletes in 2012, by sailors for sailors. Its main philosophy considers the athletes (not the boats) as the “Stars” and it aims to showcase the annual global sailing championship with its over 15,000 regattas; it determines and celebrates the world leaders in sailing promoting the inshore regattas to the global audience. SSL has also’created the first ever global ranking for sailors, listing 111,697 sailors representing 119 countries, each competing in local and international events and on different boats.
- The three main components of the’SSL’Circuit are:
- 1. The’SSL’Ranking published every Tuesday, updating the position of over 100,000 leading athletes, thus highlighting the world’s top inshore sailors.
- 2. The’SSL’Finals take place every year around November-December and is the annual final of the’SSL’Circuit among the 20 to 25 best athletes of the ranking, to crown the champion of the season.
- 3. The’SSL’Gold Cup, the ‘ultimate’ championship of the circuit with 56 nations among World Sailing members, to crown the best sailing nation every other year.