Gladiator receive Armitage Challenge Cup

Cowes 5th August 2018.

A Hampshire schoolboy, a young trainee sailor with the Royal Southampton Yacht Club presented one of Cowes Week's most accomplished racing contenders in an informal but exclusive ceremony at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.

14 year old Jake was selected to present one of the principal yacht racing trophies at Lendy Cowes Week Regatta, thanks to an innovative move by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club.

The Club's Armitage Challenge Cup was presented to Tony Langley, owner of Gladiator, winners of the Class Zero who were racing against some of the biggest yachts at the regatta on the Saturday - the opening day of Cowes week.

Tony Langley's TP52 Gladiator, led the IRC Class Zero and took line honours and first place on corrected time ahead of Igor Yakunin's Ker 46 Lady Mariposa.

Jake presents the trophy to Gladiator owner and skipper Tony Langley (l-r) Tony Knight, RSYC Commodore, Lynne Chandler, Jake's mum, Jake, Tony Langley, and Henry Porter, Gladiator crew member © Michael Ford