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Nicholas O'Leary's Irish Green Armada Team earned a place in Bahrain's SSL Gold Cup 2022 Final after qualifying on Lake Neuchatel in May
The SSL Gold Cup Finals, scheduled to be held in Bahrain from October 28th to November 20th, 2022 in which Ireland was scheduled to compete have been postponed with under three weeks to go before the first gun. In a…
Nicholas O'Leary's Green Armada Irish sailing SSL Gold Cup team in Switzerland included: Bow -Simon Johnson, Mid Bow/grinder/strategy - Ryan Glynn, Pit - Cian Guilfoyle, Grinder - Grattan Roberts, Trim - David Kenefick, Trim - George Kingston, Main/tactics - Nin O’Leary and Helm - Harry Durcan
Nicholas O'Leary's Green Armada Irish sailing team will be heading to the Kingdom of Bahrain this October for the SSL Gold Cup 2022 Final Series having qualified on Lake Neuchatel last weekend.  Bahrain will host the SSL GOLD CUP 2022 Final Series,…
Ireland's Green Armada team that qualified for the SSL Gold Cup is: Bow -Simon Johnson, Mid Bow/grinder/strategy - Ryan Glynn, Pit - Cian Guilfoyle, Grinder - Grattan Roberts, Trim - David Kenefick, Trim - George Kingston, Main/tactics - Nin O’Leary and Helm - Harry Durcan
Ireland's Green Armada team are one of four to qualify for the Final Series of the SSL Gold Cup at Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland. After their third win in SSL Gold Cup 2022 Qualifying Series in Race 4, SSL Team Estonia…
Ireland's Green Armada team in Switzerland is: Bow -Simon Johnson, Mid Bow/grinder/strategy - Ryan Glynn, Pit - Cian Guilfoyle, Grinder - Grattan Roberts, Trim - David Kenefick, Trim - George Kingston, Main/tactics - Nin O’Leary and Helm - Harry Durca
Ireland's 'Green Armada' Irish sailing team captained by Nicholas 'Nin' O'Leary have a foothold in the final series of the SSL Gold Cup after finishing in second place to Estonia in the qualifying races on Lake Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland. In…
The Green Armada on their way to a race win on Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland
The Irish Sailing Team at the SSL Gold Cup in Neuchatel, Switzerland had a convincing win over SSL Team Estonia in Group 2 Race 2 today. The 'Green Armada' matches The 'Icebreakers' in the group's provisional rankings. SSL Team Belgium,…
Ireland's brand new 'Green Armada' sailing team will not have the benefit of Olympic talent when it debuts in Switzerland this week at the inaugural SSL Gold Cup. Although the Irish bid to be crowned the world's best sailing nation…
A 'Green Armada' team of Irish Olympians will represent Ireland in the brand new SSL Gold Cup in Switzerland this week. The teams compete in the SSL47 keelboats (above)
Cork Harbour's Nicholas O’Leary captains a squad made up largely of Irish Olympic campaigners – including Rio silver medalist Annalise Murphy – in a bid to be crowned the world's best sailing nation in a new competition called the SSL…

About the Star Sailors League Gold Cup

In 2022, Sailing finally got its own World Cup, according to the promoters of the SSL (STAR SAILORS LEAGUE) Gold Cup. 

Like football in 1930 and rugby in 1987, the SSL Gold Cup is designed to crown the best sailing nation of all! The World's 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 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.

The three main components of the SSL Circuit are the SSL Ranking published every Tuesday, updating the position of over 100,000 leading athletes, thus highlighting the world’s top inshore sailors. The SSL Finals taking place every year around November-December, it’s the annual final of the SSL Circuit among the 20/25 best athletes of the ranking, to crown the champion of the season. And the SSL Gold Cup, the ‘ultimate’ championship of the circuit with 56 nations among World Sailing members, to crown the best sailing nation.

In a mechanical sport where the race for technology sometimes gets in the way of the race for glory, the SSL aims for equal competition where the talent of the sailors is at the forefront and the champions become heroes that inspire new generations of sailors.

The SSL is a World Sailing Special Event since 2017.

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