Team Gladiator

Race 1 Victory At 52 Super Series Palma Vela Sailing Week

Gladiator, helmed by four-time 52 SUPER SERIES champion Guillermo Parada, with Tony Langley calling tactics, seized victory in the opening race of the 2024 series at Palma Vela Sailing Week.

A gutsy move on the first downwind leg propelled the British-flagged team from eighth to first position by the leeward gate. Despite a challenging start that left them trailing far behind, Langley capitalised on shifting winds to swiftly carve through the fleet.

Parada reflected on their remarkable recovery, attributing it to a strategic decision to veer hard left on the run.

As the series progresses, Gladiator aims to maintain their momentum and continue their pursuit of success on the water.


Watch Gladiator on Day 2 Race 1 here (from 0.42.03 to-2.02.33)
Read full report here
Watch Interview with Gladiator’s Bruno Zirilli here

About the Gladiator Sailing Team

Gladiator Sailing Team is one of 10 teams from 7 different nations competing in the 2024 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 5,000 people. Langley Holdings was established in 1975 by the current Chairman & CEO, Anthony Langley and remains entirely in family ownership.

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