|Sail Number:||GBR 11152X|
|Yacht Club:||Yacht Club Costa Smerelda and Royal Thames Yacht Club|
|Design:||Botín Partners (2017)|
Gladiator is a well-known team owned and backed by successful, popular English businessman Tony Langley.They continue to make improvements to their all round performance although, like many of their contemporaries, struggle to hold on to the top level consistency which contributes to podium finishes.
Langley runs three TP52s and currently enjoys mixing up his team’s programme, also racing in the USA and at home in England at key, personal favourite events.
Owner driver Langley has embraced the idea of bringing on young talent rather than just hiring in top guns. In 2019 he often sailed as tactician with Andy Beadsworth steering. Again in 2020 he looks set to alternate with double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy sharing the duties as they see fit. Simon Fisher returns as navigator ensuring a more settled, solid line up for this proud British flagged team.
Tony loves his sport and must rank as the hardest working owner-driver in this business!