The Real Club Nautico de Barcelona hosted its Barcelona Winters Series for J/70s on the Mediterranean. Eighteen J/70s from Spain, Germany, Cyprus, Russia, Poland, Norway, Italy and the United Kingdom have been competing at the Barcelona waterfront for five events so far (one final weekend is left on March 16-17). After a total of 15 races, the leading team is out of Cyprus YC—AMAIZ SAILING TEAM—led by Sergei Dobrovolski. He has guided them to six race wins, and they look tough to beat with just 35 points. However, it is a battle for the balance of the podium and the top five spots. Currently sitting in second is the duo of Tony Hayward and Mark Lees from Great Britain, sailing with their Royal Thames YC team on SERIOUS FUN. Their 57 points is just two shy from the third place team—the Spaniard Luis Martinez Doreste. He’s skippering FORTY FIVE, and his Real Club Nautico de Grand Canaria team has won three races so far. Sitting three points behind FORTY FIVE is Pablo Garriba’s RCN Barcelona crew on TENAZ with a total of 62 points. And, only one point in arrears of them is Gerard Marin’s CLUB NAUTIC L’ESCALA with 63 points. For more Barcelona J/70 Winter Series information, visit

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