Race 6 – Fortunate win for Provezza
Provezza scored a great win in the second coastal race of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week, a 30 nautical miles passage clockwise around Spargi Island in a NW’ly breeze which peaked at 22-23kts in the stronger gusts. Ergin Imre’s team, with Peter Holmberg steering, lead Quantum Racing into the strait and the leaders were able to progressively extend. At the island turn they were well clear of third placed Azzurra.
But, as has been seen before, despite 20kts in the so called ‘bomb alley’, there was a sting in the tail, a nasty transition zone near the finish line. Fortunately for Provezza they were able to wriggle clear to win. Quantum Racing were snared in a calm, Azzurra able to sail around them metres away to steal second within sight of the finish line. So Quantum Racing lead into the final day with a two points lead over Provezza.
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