The J Class Association today announced it has signed a partnership with Peters & May, the bespoke logistics business. Peters & May has provided its specialist logistics and shipment services to J Class yachts for decades and this arrangement will enable the company to work more closely with the Association, providing additional marketing and regatta support.

The J Class Association was founded in 2000 to protect the interests of the Class, present and future. Class Secretary Louise Morton said: "We have a long standing working relationship with Peters & May and are delighted to welcome them as a Partner to the J Class Association. The Class relies on their professional expertise to move containers of equipment and stores around the world for the J Class fleet. This new global partnership signals an even closer working relationship with one of our most trusted providers and we are looking forward to working together in 2016 and beyond."

The 2016 season will see J's including Velsheda, Lionheart, Shamrock, Ranger and the new J8 Topaz racing in America and Europe in the Candy Store Cup in Newport, Rhode Island in July, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo in September and finally in St Tropez at the annual Les Voiles de St Tropez regatta. The class will then move on to the 2017 circuit, kicking off with the St Barths Bucket, before setting their sights on Bermuda for the America's Cup Superyacht regatta swiftly followed by the J Class regatta.

Craig Stanbury Operations Director of Peters & May Yacht Racing division added: "Our passionate support for marine racing across all classes knows no bounds, from the latest Grand Prix yachts to the historic J Class fleet. Our role, which we relish, is to provide a first rate bespoke service to owners, crew and the wider team, ensuring that these beautiful yachts and all their equipment reach their destination in prime condition so that fans all around the world can witness their exquisite design and craftsmanship."

Peters & May will be announcing its 2017 Bermuda sailings to complement the 35th America's Cup and Superyacht Regatta in the near future. To find out more, visit and

The J Class Fleet © Jesus Renedo