On the strength of the relationship originally cemented in August 2014, the 52 SUPER SERIES has extended its agreement with logistics suppliers Peters & May for a further three years.
The 2018 season saw the TP52 fleet shipped for the first time to Croatia, and 2019 comprised a demanding schedule of five regattas over five months, moving from Menorca in May in the Med to the Atlantic for events in Porto Sherry to Cascais, Puerto Portals and finishing up in Porto Cervo in September. The Peters & May crew managed the transport, loading and unloading of the racing boats, containers, RIBs and equipment at each venue.
But 2020 will usher in a new challenge when the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet moves to the Southern Hemisphere for the very first time as the first two regattas of next season take place in Cape Town, South Africa.
“We support racing programmes and circuits all over the world, but with the 52 SUPER SERIES, it is much more than the commercial presence and business, we enjoy the challenge of what is demanded by the very high level these teams are operating at,” explains Justo Gosalbes, Peters & May’s General Manager in Spain. “Our biggest job is to keep all the boat captains happy.
“Next year will be a big challenge to move the fleet together from the Med in January to South Africa for March and early April and then swiftly back to Tuscany for Scarlino in May. We have to arrive on time. The key part is that nothing can fail,” continues Gosalbes who has just returned from meeting the stakeholders and partners in Cape Town.