Gladiators keep the heat on in Barcelona
Third podium of the season in Rolex TP52 World Championship
Langley Holdings’ Gladiator Sailing Team notched up their third podium of the season at the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Barcelona, August 22-26.
Light airs and sweltering heat were the flavour of the week for the 10 teams contending for this, the pinnacle event of the 2023 TP52 Super Series.
There was no racing Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday due to lack of breeze, with temperatures soaring into the high 30’s centigrade (90’s Fahrenheit).
The championship finally got underway on Thursday with three races held; three on Friday and; two on Saturday - all in light airs.
The Gladiators were lying in second place after day one of racing but slipped back to third place on day two, despite a race win in Race 6.
On the final day of racing, Emirates Team New Zealand’s Ray Davies stood in for team principal Tony Langley to call tactics, maintaining the Gladiators’ podium third position - their third this season.
Turkish team Provezza finished the Rolex TP52 World Championship in second place with the German team Platoon narrowly snatching victory from the Turks in the final race on Saturday.
The Gladiators are now just one point off third place overall to last season’s series winner, Quantum Racing Powered by American Magic.
The TP52 Super Series moves to Puerto Portals, on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, for the final engagement of the 2023 season, September 19-23.
About the Gladiator Sailing Team
Gladiator Sailing Team is one of 11 teams from 7 different countries competing in the 2023 TP 52 Super Series, the world's premier mono hull yacht racing circuit, The team also competes in other yacht racing in the UK and the USA, bringing on aspiring young sailors in big boat racing alongside seasoned professionals.
In common with Langley businesses, the TP52 Super Series represents the very best technology in its field, attracts talented, dedicated people and is conducted with the highest standards of integrity.
About Langley Holdings
Langley Holdings plc is a privately owned UK-based engineering and industrial manufacturing group, principally producing capital equipment for 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 has more than 90 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide and employs around 5,300 people. Langley Holdings was established in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Anthony Langley and remains entirely in family ownership.