The third stage of the Russian J/70 Sailing League Winter Series has been completed in Sochi, Russia. Over the two days of sailing, sailors enjoyed a total of nine races. Yug Sport FSBI played host to the teams from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Tuapse. The PRO managed to run six races on day one in winds up to 19 knots. Most races were around 30 minutes duration, with all being double windward-leeward courses. The results produced very tight standings at the top of the leaderboard, with BARS Sailing team leading with 11 points, followed by ZID ART Sailing team in second place with 13 points, and the Battleship Team in third position with 15 points. Sunday’s wind was not as nice, so the PRO managed to run three races. For the first time this season, the winter series awarded both Professional (Open) and a Corinthians Division. Winning the Professional Division for the first time was Ilya Polishchuk’s BARS Sailing team. Taking the silver just behind and also winning the Corinthian Division was Zoran Paunovich’s ZID ART Sailing team. Taking the bronze medal on the podium was Cyril Frolov’s Battleship. Rounding out the top five were Maxim Taranov’s CALIPSO in fourth position and Igor Ignatov’s DOBRYNYA in fifth place. There are three more events taking place in the Russian J/70 Winter Series in Sochi in January, February, and March 2020. For more Russian J/70 Sailing League Winter Series information, visit

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