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Strong finish

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The old adage of ‘it ain’t over til it’s over’ is never more true than in yacht racing – as this story from the final day of the 52 Super Series event in Scarlino, Italy proves.

Ergin Imré’s Provezza team won their second title in a row today in Tuscany when they overturned nine points deficit over two final races to clinch the 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino Sailing Week regatta victory, adding to their success in Saint Tropez, France just three weeks ago.

Led by helm John Cutler, tactician Hamish Pepper, navigator Nacho Postigo and strategist Cole Parada it was the same set of attributes which worked for them in Saint Tropez which made the difference on the Gulf of Follonica. They made good starts, stayed out of trouble and let their good boatspeed work for them.

But maybe most of all they showed the value of a really buoyant, strong team spirit when they bounced back from a 10th in the second race of Friday to go out and win the first race today which they followed up with a fourth to eclipse the 2022 circuit champions Quantum Racing powered by American Magic by a single point.

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