Winning the final race yesterday, Jack Franco, Kemah, TX, USA, and his team clearly secured the first place in Round 2 of the J/70 Winter Series 21 points ahead of Brian Keane, Weston, MA, USA, who stays on top of the interim Winter Series Rankings. The best Corinthian Bob Willis, Chicago IL US is on rank 10. The best non-North-American team of Hiroshi Kurokawa JPN follows on rank 15 in the 53 boat fleet. —– With record high temperatures and a breeze exceeding 20kn on Saturday, 4 races were completed, while on Sunday two more heats were held in a slackening 8kn wind. —– The ranking list. —– The final event of the Series will be held on February 8/9.