The fourth and penultimate event of the Barcelona Winter Series was held despite the cold temperatures. That did not stop a total of 16 teams from the Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain and Andorra from having some fun in the breeze. Weather conditions were good enough that a total of 9 of the 10 scheduled races were run over the three days. On the first day, the wind blew from the south with an intensity that did not exceed 14 knots, with good waves. Three races were run despite the first race starting at 2:00 pm. On the second day, the wind shifted toward land, and the fleet had to do their best to haggle with a northerly wind with flat seas and many wind shifts that did not allow you to let your guard down at any time. With an average breeze of 12-15 knots, four races were easily run after the fleet started at 11:00 am. On the last day, the wind was light in the morning, forcing an hour harbor postponement. Thereafter, the breeze developed into the 7-8 knots range, permitting two more races to be run. The competition was tight amongst the leaders. From day one, Pablo Garriga’s TENAZ led the fleet, but he had to fight hard every race to stay in contention. The battle for the lead included Jorge Martínez Doreste sailing HANG TEN, Luis Martín Cabiedes’ NOTICIA, Guti del Castillo’s CLINICAS W and Alejandro Perez’s CAN MARLES. Garriga’s TENAZ prevailed in most races and won the regatta. Four points back to earn the silver medal was Doreste’s HANG TEN, and rounding out the podium in the bronze medal position was Cabiedes’ NOTICIA. TENAZ remains in the provisional Winter Series overall lead with a comfortable 61 points. They’re followed by NOTICIA with 82 points, CLINICAS W with 103 points, CAN MARLES with 119 and HANG TEN with 186 points. For more Barcelona J/70 Winter Series information, visit

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