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Provezza

Owner: Ergin Imre
Sail Number: TUR 1212
Bownumber: 09
Yacht Club: TAYK - Istanbul
Design: Judel/Vrolijk (2018)
Builder: Persico

About

Provezza is owned and skippered by prominent Turkish yachtsman Ergin Imre. He has a long history in big boat sailing dating back 30 years to the IOR days, and spanning IMS and One Design racing. They are one of the most improved teams of recent years only just missing out on the third step of the podium overall in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

For Ergin Imre’s team, their first 52 SUPER SERIES regatta win – a sparkling triumph in Puerto Portals in July 2017 – was a landmark moment. They had been bubbling under for two years really, getting a little better all the time, but 2016 ended with disappointment.

Then 2017 started with two regattas where they had a good chance to close the deal and take top spot. Even in Porto Cervo they lead the regatta on the last run of the last race but a gear failure robbed them.

So Puerto Portals was big for Provezza as was fourth overall for the season.

What made a difference in 2017? Rig and appendage changes through the winter, and the addition of Peter Holmberg as helm ensured Imre’s crew had all the components to win.

Owner, Imre, is at the very heart of the popular team, and sets the tone. He enjoys his racing but makes sure life on shore after racing is enjoyable too – remembering that racing even at the highest level is about having fun as well as winning. American Tony Rey runs the team as tactician with the highly experienced Nacho Postigo as navigator.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Veli Ergin
Imre
Owner
Peter
Holmberg
Helmsman
Tony
Rey
Tactician
Nacho
Postigo
Navigator
Simon
Fry
Trimmer
Daniel
Fong
Trimmer
Joan
Fulli
Bow
Kivanc
Sevinc
Mid Bow
Samin Togan
Alper
Pit
Guy
Reid
Grinder
Mo
Gray
Aft Grinder
Chris
Hosking
Main Sail
Ahmet
Edipoglu
Backstay
John
Cutler
Coach
Tim
Haynes
Manager
Rowan
Swanson
Rigger
Sandro
Benigni
Sail Design
Gwenael
Le Guen
Sail Maker
Guy
Barron
Boat Captain
Cengiz
Akdogan
Shore Crew
Nizih
Ubilgen
Shore Crew
Barnaby
Peace
Shore Crew
Jo
Lees
Boat Builder
Max
Ranchi
Photographer
Kara
Bellamente
Chef
Kemal
Aksuyek
Data Analyst
Ted
Glasgow
Data Analyst
Provezza
News
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