Appleby partners with France Sail Grand Prix
Leading offshore law firm Appleby is an Official Partner of the upcoming France Sail Grand Prix.
Saint-Tropez, the world-renowned village on the French Riviera, will host the France Sail Grand Prix on 11-12 September as the fifth event of Season 2.
Appleby was also an Official Partner of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess in April, which launched SailGP’s Season 2.
The eight national teams competing are Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States.
Saint-Tropez boasts a rich maritime history and some of the finest sailing waters in the world.
The Gulf of Saint-Tropez has hosted many famous sailing events – including the iconic Voiles de Saint-Tropez – and this fantastic nautical stadium will see the F50s racing close to shore along the iconic waterfront in front of the Môle Jean Réveille and the Allied Marines promenade, where the official spectator area will boast front row views on the seawall.
SailGP is an annual global sports championship featuring top-flight technology and the sport’s best athletes.
National teams battle it out at speeds exceeding 50 knots in F50 catamarans that evolved from the foiling vessels first featured during the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.
As the world’s most cutting-edge sail racing league, SailGP is the first climate-positive sports organisation, going beyond a net zero carbon footprint in all business and event operations.
Through SailGP’s gender equity initiative, for the first time, female athletes will be included in the training.
SailGP Inspire, the global league’s community, education and outreach initiative will provide experiential learning through sailing for youth as well as hands-on practical work experience.
The law firm said: “Appleby is delighted to be an Official Partner of the France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez. The two-day, live-televised sailing event will be broadcast around the world.
“Like Bermuda, where the first event of Season 2 was launched, Saint-Tropez will be a magnificent sailing venue for the spectacular national teams.”
Appleby is one of the world’s leading offshore law firms. Their global teams of legal specialists advise public and private companies, financial institutions and private individuals.
A company statement said: “We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas.
“We operate in 10 highly regarded and well-regulated global locations. Through Appleby Global Services, we offer a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services to multinational corporate organisations and high net worth individuals.“