Gladiator: 10 Years of Pure Passion!
Retford - 2nd November, 2022
The vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona hosted the 5th and final regatta of the TP52 Super Series last week, a fitting venue to mark the 10th anniversary of where the class began in 2012.
At the awards ceremony on Saturday, Langley Holdings’ Gladiator Sailing Team picked up the Pure Passion Award, acknowledging a decade of competition in this, the world’s premier monohull sailing circuit.
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10 teams took to the water off Barcelona last week in challenging super-light airs. For this event helmsman Tony Langley switched roles with fellow Brit Paul Goodison, who will co-steer American Magic, along with Tom Slingsby, in the 37th Americas Cup in 2024, also in Barcelona.
The Gladiator team have struggled to find form this season, recording just one win at the inaugural event in Baiona in May. Aside to that their best placing has been a 4th in each of the other four events.
About Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings plc is a privately owned UK based engineering and industrial manufacturing group, principally producing capital equipment to diverse markets worldwide.
Langley businesses are either outright market leaders, or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions-based approach. The group operates in three principal areas: Power Solutions, Print Technologies and Other Industrials.
The group’s operations are based in Germany, Italy, France the UK and Norway, with 18 production facilities in Europe, the UK and the USA.
The group more has more than 90 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide and employs around 5,400 people.
The group was established in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Anthony Langley and remains entirely in family ownership.
About Team Gladiator
Gladiator Sailing Team is one of 10 teams that compete in the TP 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's premier mono hull yacht racing circuit.
In common with Langley businesses, the TP52 SUPER SERIES represents the very best technology, attracts highly talented people and is conducted with the highest standards of integrity.