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Gladiator

Owner: Tony Langley
Sail Number: GBR 11152X
Bownumber: 04
Yacht Club: Yacht Club Costa Smerelda and Royal Thames Yacht Club
Design: Botín Partners (2017)
Builder: Longitud Cero

About

Gladiator is a well-known team owned and backed by successful English businessman Tony Langley.

They have learned a great deal, improved progressively since their first foray into the TP52 regattas in the Med in 2009 and are one of the most ardent fans and supporters of the 52 SUPER SERIES. With a new boat in 2015, a Vrolijk design that was built by Persico in Italy, Gladiator did not sail to their full potential or realise their highest expectations.

Tony Langley’s Gladiator crew had a bit of a mixed year in 2016. Ian Walker, the Volvo Ocean Race winner and double Olympic medallist came in and added his consistent influence as tactician. Their pre-season training included the Key West Race Week regatta, but thereafter they chose not to race at the Gaastra Palma Vela warm-up in May. Gladiator was at its best in the stronger breezes, especially potent downwind, and when it did blow, the British-flagged team proved themselves able to score high level results.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Tony
Langley
Helmsman, Owner
Ed
Baird
Tactician
Jules
Salter
Navigator
Morgan
Trubovich
Trimmer
Jono
Swain
Trimmer
Andy
Estcourt
Main Trimmer
Sean
Couvreux
Bow
Nick
Blackman
Mid Bow
Tom
Wilson
Manager, Pit
Geoff
Povey
Grinder
Ian
Baker
Grinder
Joe
Spooner
Grinder
Ben
Durham
Coach, Runner
Alex
Higby
Sail Maker
Feargal
Finlay
Boat Captain
Callum
Colroy
Shore Crew
Doug
Newell
Boat Builder
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