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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 as well as One Design racing.

The team made some big changes for 2019, John Cutler moving from the coach boat to the helm and Hamish Pepper coming in as tactician. They enjoyed a fantastic start to the season second in Menorca and then winning outright at Puerto Sherry, relishing the conditions found at the new venue on the Bay of Cadiz. Although they were fifth in the strong breezes in Cascais they were certainly shaping up as title contenders until they unfortunately lost their mast in Puerto Portals.

Although they replaced it quickly with a spare express shipped from Valencia they lost four races of a no discard season. The replacement rig was not as efficient as the newer mast and the team could not compete as well as they would have wanted, finishing fifth, 20 points behind Bronenosec.

They enjoyed a strong 2017 season finishing fourth overall and winning the Puerto Portals event in Mallorca. 2018 was a largely disappointing season with their new Vroljik boat. They suffered a few technical problems early season and were unable to reach the high points of 2017 in the highly competitive fleet.

The team are competitive by nature but Ergin Imre enjoys the whole ambience of the 52 SUPER SERIES, loving the cut and thrust of competition on the water but making sure he and his team enjoy their times together off the water too.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Veli Ergin
Imre
Owner
John
Cutler
Helmsman
Hamish
Pepper
Tactician
Nacho
Postigo
Navigator
Simon
Fry
Trimmer
Daniel
Fong
Trimmer
Joan
Fulli
Bow
Kivanc
Sevinc
Mid Bow
Samin Togan
Alper
Pit
Matthew
Barber
Grinder
Mo
Gray
Aft Grinder
Chris
Hosking
Main Sail
Ahmet
Edipoglu
Backstay
Ersin
Ozkan
Spare Sailor
Peter
Evans
Coach
Tim
Haynes
Manager
Jorge
Alvarez
Rigger
Gwenael
Le Guen
Sail Maker
Jo
Lees
Boat Captain
Cengiz
Akdogan
Shore Crew
Nezih
Ubilgen
Shore Crew
Fin
Clark
Shore Crew
Murray
GOODSELL
Shore Crew
Matt
LAVERTY
Shore Crew
Kelly
LEES
Shore Crew
Max
Ranchi
Photographer
Gaston
Foppa
Chef
Kemal
Aksuyek
Data Analyst
Nihat Ahmet
Aydin
Data Analyst
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