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Team Antigua & Barbuda heads to SSL Gold Cup Qualifying Series

by AntiguaNice Yachting Insider 15 May 02:45 PDT 19 May 2022
Antigua's sailing stars are preparing to shine brightly in the upcoming Star Sailors League Gold Cup. From left are Rhone Kirby, Tristan Louwrens, Jules Mitchell, Junella King, Rocco Falcone, Vincent Anfi and Louis Bavay © Edwin Gifford

In just one week Team Antigua & Barbuda will be in Switzerland competing in the Qualifying Series!

The team comprises of several of Antigua's top names in sailing, and is captained by America's Cup Champion Shannon Falcone.

A few weeks ago, SSL Team Antigua & Barbuda sat down with Antigua Observer to discuss the upcoming competition. The crew got together at the National Sailing Academy to snap this group photo above before they head out to Switzerland!

From Antigua Observer, by Edwin Gifford: "Nine of Antigua's best young sailors, including Olympian Jalese Gordon and two-time America's Cup champion Shannon Falcone, will be competing as a team in the qualifying rounds of the Star Sailors League (SSL) Gold Cup world championship.

The event, which starts May 15 on Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland, is the global inshore sailing circuit launched by Olympic athletes in 2012. It has been recognised as a "special event" by governing body World Sailing since 2017, and its philosophy considers the athletes - rather than the boats - as the 'stars'."

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