After their third win in SSL Gold Cup 2022 Qualifying Series in Race 4, SSL Team Estonia « Icebreakers » validated its ticket to the Final Series before racing Race 5. Second in the group, SSL Team Ireland « Green Armada » , will go through to the Finals as well.
Before Race 5, SSL Team Serbia « Eagles » were still alive in this Group 2 thanks to their solid 2nd place in Race 4. SSL Team Ireland did not perform as maybe they expected and were in an uncomfortable position before the start of the final showdown .
So in Race 5, it was all about Ireland vs. Serbia. The more experienced Irish did not leave any chance by attacking the Eagles squad right at the Start pushing them behind the Committee Boat. It was then all about leaving them behind. But suddenly, the wind just died, and Race Committee decided to stop the race, confirming the 2nd Qualification ticket to Ireland.
SSL Team Belgium and SSL Team Serbia will not see the Final Series but made a very strong impression in a group that did not leave any room for mistakes.
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