November 2022

Dates announced for 2023 SSL Gold Cup Finals

The SSL Team and the Sailing Athletes Foundation (SAF) are delighted to announce the SSL Gold Cup Finals are scheduled to be held between 10th November and 3rd December 2023.

SSL Gold Cup (c) Martina Orsini
SSL Gold Cup (c) Martina Orsini

To host an event of the scale of the SSL Gold Cup Finals, a huge number of factors need to be taken into consideration, and the team have been evaluating all the factors to ensure a successful event.

The international sailing calendar plays a huge part in organisation, and the team have liaised with the major event organisers to find a time which will suit with as many of the top sailors in the world as possible, so that the SSL Gold Cup Finals attract the best sailing athletes on the planet to represent their national teams.

The SSL Gold Cup is all about the sailors. It was conceived and developed by sailors. Like the football World Cup, this is a competition between nations, and each and every team is 100% made up of sailors from that nation.

11 sailors make up a team, with 8-10 sailors on board each boat. Working from back to front, regular yacht racers will recognise the roles: tactician, helm, main trimmer, grinder, two trimmers, pit, mid-bow and bow.

Further details will be announced in due course.

Mark Jardine

Mark has been managing sailing websites since 1996, always being at the forefront of technology, and now manages the combined and network. He has covered events such as the International Moth World Championship and Cowes Week, focusing on the sailors' thoughts and words. Mark has been European Champion in the Farr 30 & J/24 class and has won numerous UK titles, and competes regularly in local and national events in dinghies and sportsboats.