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This year’s SSL Finals are particularly special because World Sailing has granted the Star Sailors League Finals “Special Event” status. In a press release last month, World Sailing announced:
“World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status.
The Star Sailors League joins the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing Tour, PWA World Tour and the Global Kitesports Association’s freestyle world tours, as World Sailing’s seventh Special Event.”
The Regatta Format:
After four days of qualification rounds for all, from December 5th to the 8th, the competition goes into the knockout stages on Saturday, December the 9th. Single races decide who survives and who is heading for the dock. The last four teams will contest a thrilling final race, the first to finish will be the winner of the 2017 SSL Finals and take home the lion’s share of the $200,000 Prize Purse.
Media Coverage Information:
You shall join all the action live and free streaming on internet with expert commentary from special studio guests. On the water, the latest in hi-tech camera technology, as well as Virtual Eye 3D Graphics, will provide thrilling viewing. Armchair sailors can also join the race with Virtual Regatta.
Keep following us on the official website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be updated on the SSL Finalists’ list, social events and more of the Star Sailors League major event of the year.