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Provezza

Owner: Ergin Imre
Sail Number: TUR 1212
Bownumber: 09
Design: Judel/Vrolijk (2015)
Builder: Cookson

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 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.

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
Sandro
Benigni
Sail Design
Gwenael
Le Guen
Sail Maker
Guy
Barron
Boat Captain
Cengiz
Akdogan
Shore Crew
Kemal
Aksuyek
Shore Crew
Nizih
Ubilgen
Shore Crew
Ted
Glasgow
Shore Crew
Andrew
Turton
Boat Builder
Max
Ranchi
Photographer
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