Sixteen boats sailed the 2018-2019 winter series in Barcelona, Spain; the event was hosted by Real Club Náutico de Barcelona. The teams hailed from across Europe: Cyprus, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Italy. Winning the overall winter series was the Russian crew of AMAIZ SAILING TEAM with Egor Terpigorev, Sergey Dobrovolskiy, Victor Serezhkin and Slava Martynov from Cyprus Yacht Club. Their winning record was 5-1-1-4-1-1-10-7 for 20 points. Tony Hayward’s SERIOUS FUN from Great Britain, skippered by Mark Lees from Royal Thames YC, was DSQ’d in the last race to lose the regatta by just 1 point. The balance of the podium and top five were all Spanish crews. Third was Pablo Garriba’s RCN Barcelona team on TENAZ with 26 points. Fourth was Luiz Martinez Doreste’s FORTY-FIVE with 30 points. Fifth place went to David Marco’s Spanish crew on REBUFF from Real Club Nautico Barcelona with 36 points. For more Barcelona J/70 Winter Series information, visit http://www.barcelonawinterseries.com/es.