The Mediterranean winter lived up to its reputation with sunshine, blue skies and a steady breeze topping out at 13 knots finally filling in for the 230-plus sailors to enjoy four back-to-back races on a flat sea in ideal conditions. A fleet of 38 J/70s were out on the water representing many nationalities. Italy’s Federico Leproux (Alice) was the most consistent to win the second act of this five-act series, beating YCM member Ludovico Fassitelli (Junda – Banca del Sempione) into second, followed by the Cypriots led by Sergei Dobrovolskii (Amaiz) in third. Despite getting off to an excellent start with a first place in the first race, Act 1’s victorious team led by Britain’s Charles Thompson (Brutus) dropped to fourth overall, but topped the ranking in the Corinthian category. It all starts again in the new year with Act 3 of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 16-19 January 2020, followed by Act 4 which is part of the Mediterranean season-opener the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse 6-9 February, and Act 5 closing the series 5-8 March 2020. For complete information and results, visit

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