|Sail Number:||TUR 1212|
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 and 2016.
Their last races of the 2016 season will haunt them. Third and fourth places overall slid painfully from their grasp. Good mid-season, but their first and last regattas cost them dearly.
They own a Vrolijk designed boat, which was built in New Zealand by Cookson, and project managed by Chris Hosking and Tony Evans. The team is run by tactician Tony Rey (USA) with Peter Holmberg (BVI) steering alongside navigator, Nacho Postigo (ESP). But there are several amateur sailors on board at the core of the group who have sailed for many years with Ergin. Owner, Imre, is at the very heart of the 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.