Peters & May is proud to support another spectacular year of TP52 racing
The final event of the five regatta 2022 52 SUPER SERIES season has taken place in Barcelona, Spain and as the official logistics provider, Peters & May has a longstanding partnership with the elite racing series that is getting stronger by the year.
The world’s most prestigious grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit 52 SUPER SERIES, celebrated its 10th season in 2022. Having been a sponsor of the 52 SUPER SERIES since the 2015 season, Peters & May has a close relationship with the event which reflects the company’s long and enthusiastic involvement with racing logistics.
For the 2022 52 SUPER SERIES, Peters & May not only handled all the transportation legs of the high-performance TP52 racing yachts that were not conducted on their own keels but also 80% of the fleet containers for all five events. The shipments began with MV Promise moving eight of the nine teams from Sagunto to Vigo in April, followed by the shipment between Baiona Sailing Week and the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Cascais. MV Monte Rosa then moved eight teams from Lisbon to Palma in June then Palma to Piombino for the Royal Cup in Scarlino, Italy. The final shipment saw the transportation of five teams from Piombino to Vilanova (Barcelona) for the recent season finale.
Having reinforced its commitment as the logistics sponsor for its 8th consecutive year, Peters & May is already gearing up to take care of the logistics for next year’s 52 SUPER SERIES, which gets underway in early May in St. Tropez.
As Nazaret Cabanero, who is based at Peters & May’s Valencia office and has been running the logistics for the 52 SUPER SERIES this year, says: “Racing Yacht Logistics are always time crucial. Under current market circumstances where available ships and spaces are short, and prices are high and liable to fluctuation, it is a very challenging task for our teams. This year they have pulled it off yet again and we could not be prouder. Being involved in the TP52SS logistics is a great privilege for Peters & May and we enjoy working with the TP teams’ many members which we have come to know as friends, not just business associates.”
This year’s 52 SUPER SERIES was won by Quantum Racing who wrote history with their fifth 52 SUPER SERIES title. As one of the four teams which inaugurated the 52 SUPER SERIES in May 2012, Quantum Racing’s 2022 title was considered a popular and well-deserved victory, with charismatic owner-driver Doug DeVos steering his team to their regatta wins in Baiona, Scarlino and Barcelona as well as also taking the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Cascais, the second event of the season.
With 12 strategically located international offices and more than four decades of experience, one of Peters & May’s areas of specialist service has always been international transport of Grand Prix racing yachts, their tenders and equipment. This began many years ago with the famous Whitbread Round the World Race, where Peters & May’s demonstrable ability to transport precious racing yachts, plus their containers and equipment, within strict deadlines and in absolute safety further enhanced the company’s already trustworthy reputation. The intervening years have consequently seen Peters & May devising yacht racing logistics solutions for other high-profile events such as the Admiral’s Cup, America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race.
Cabanero, continues: “These are large, fragile, valuable items that require specialist knowledge and years of experience to move safely. The planning and execution must be thorough and flawless to ensure that the yachts are safely and promptly delivered where they need to be, irrespective of circumstance; and these are qualities at which we as a company excel.”
“Peters & May is not just a loyal sponsor, it is a fundamental part of the best monohull circuit in the world,” adds Agustín Zulueta, CEO of the 52 SUPER SERIES. “Having a logistics provider with the reliability and precision of Peters & May has allowed us to grow and achieve our goals and will continue to do so as the series moves forward into 2023 with both more teams and more events.”