sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 52 Super Series Royal Cup - Gladiator claims the lead in Ibiza
52 Super Series Royal Cup - Gladiator claims the lead in Ibiza


'Gladiator during day two of Royal Cup at Marina Ibiza on July 03rd 2013 in Ibiza, Spain.'    Xaume Olleros/52 Superseries

At the 52 Super Series Royal Cup in Ibiza, following a long, hot and frustrating three hours delay waiting for enough breeze to build, it was Tony Langley’s crew on Gladiator which won Race 3, the only contest of the day. The win takes Langley’s team to the top of the Ibiza event standings, three points clear of Quantum Racing.

After a long, hot and frustrating three hours delay waiting for enough breeze to build it was Tony Langley’s crew on Gladiator which won Race 3, the only contest of the day, at the Royal Cup Marina Ibiza for the 52 Super Series. The win takes Langley’s team to the top of the Ibiza event standings, three points clear of Quantum Racing.

With the SE’ly breeze struggling to make six knots and then dropping away almost entirely by the finish, Langley’s team built their lead at the top of the first beat where they found an extra gear in the very light conditions, rounding with a small margin over Ergin Imre’s Provezza, steered by double Olympic medallist Nick Rogers. Provezza lost out at the finish to Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio which took second, their best result of their Mediterranean season so for.

With the breeze threatening to disappear altogether the race officer elected first to shorten the second windward leg to just one mile and then stop the race at the windward mark.

Gladiator started towards the left of the lineup, up alongside Quantum Racing. Langley’s crew were able to lift away from the Barcelona winners to hold the lane they wanted, extending slightly at the top of the first leg when they were visibly the quickest 52 on the water. That said, Langley, is keen to point out that though their boat is fast enough in these conditions, it is now more of an all-round performer than previously:

' Generally we think that the light stuff favours us, but the last race we won was in 25knots and this one is in five knots,' commented the British owner-driver, 'So generally I am quite pleased with how the boat is going uprange and downrange.'

Lying third around the track until the final beat, Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing were the victims of a voracious hole in the breeze in the middle of the course and dropped to sixth which leaves them fourth overall, tied on points with Azzurra:

For the American Rio team, their second place finish comes as welcome fillip: 'The downwind and the second beat were good for us, all in all we are very happy.' Said owner helm Manouch Moshayedi: 'It is extremely important for us as a team to get a good result. At one point we just thought we were destined to be the guys that get beaten up every day. We can win.'

Windward-leeward racing is scheduled to continue Thursday with the coastal race postponed meantime.

Royal Cup Ibiza - Standings after day two:

1 Gladiator, GBR, Tony Langley 7pts (2,4,1)
2 Quantum Racing, USA, Ed Baird 10 pts (1,5,4)
3 Azzurra, ITA, Alberto Roemmers, 12pts (5,2,5)
4 Rán Racing, SWE, Niklas Zennström 12pts (3,3,6)
5 Interlodge, USA, Austin and Gwen Fraogmen, 13 pts (4,1,8)
6 Provezza, TUR, Ergin Imre, 17pts, (6,8,3)
7 Rio, USA Manouch Moshayedi, 17pts, (8,7,2)
8 Paprec, FRA, Jean-Luc Petithuguenin 20pts, (7,6,7)

Tony Langley, GBR, owner-driver Gladiator: 'We were nicely positioned off the start line and had to hold our lane with Quantum Racing for a while to get to where we wanted to be. Once we got our nose in front then we were away. It is fantastic to be leading the regatta, but the outcome of the race could not really have been better for us. The finishing order of the other boats, Rio and Provezza putting points between us and Quantum Racing, Rán Racing and Azzurra. Yesterday, in the end we were quite pleased about coming back to make a good result after the penalty.

It was tough to sit around for four hours waiting for breeze. Generally we think that the light stuff favours us, but the last race we won was in 25knots and this one is in five knots. So generally I am quite pleased with how the boat is going uprange and downrange.'

Manouch Moshayedi, USA, owner-driver Rio: 'It was a good day, very shifty, we picked the right shifts and got to the right side of the course, and everyone worked together as a team, so we got it. The downwind and the second beat were good for us, all in all we are very happy. It is extremely important for us as a team to get a good result. At one point we just thought we were destined to be the guys that get beaten up every day. We can win.'

Ed Reynolds, USA, project manager Quantum Racing: 'It was really hard out there, waiting all day for the wind to fill in. Maria, as always, did an unbelievable job making sure we got as good a race as possible. In those conditions you just don’t know what is going to happen. And so to come out where we did we are more than satisfied to escape today. It was really hard but I don’t think anyone can walk away and say it was unfair or disadvantaged. It was tough sailing.'

Gonzalo Infante, ESP, navigator, Provezza: 'The truth is that was a good result for us. We are happy with that and now need to try and get some more. We got to the right early and made a sacrifice at the start to get there, that was where we wanted to be. But we need days like that to get these results, to get above some of the other boats. We are not as quick as some of the others.'

52 Super Series


by 52 Super Series

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111533

6:03 PM Wed 3 Jul 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

04 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza - Images from Race 3 by Max Ranchi
03 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - American Interlodge leads in Ibiza
03 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery
03 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza - Images from race 1 and 2 in
02 Jul 2013  52 Super Series - Challenge and opportunity at the Royal Cup
28 Jun 2013  52 Super Series heads for Balearic Island of Ibiza
27 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra third in Barcelona
27 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Quantum Racing claims victory in Barcelona
26 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra under constant pressure
25 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra maintains leadership
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World











































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT