Sport’s pinnacle league will rely on Fragomen’s seamless immigration service for its global championship
New York and London, May 20, 2021 - Fragomen, the world’s leading provider of immigration services and member of the Am Law 100 and Am Law Global 100, is pleased to announce that it will serve as the exclusive provider of immigration support to SailGP, an annual global sailing championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism.
For the next two seasons, the firm will provide immigration services for SailGP’s eight national teams, which hail from: Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. Fragomen will also support SailGP’s staff and executive team as they travel between races held around the world, from Italy to New Zealand.
“Fragomen is excited to provide immigration advice and services to SailGP, particularly when COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges on a global scale,” said Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Chairman of the firm and an avid sailor. “SailGP is sailing’s pinnacle league, hosting thrilling contests on three continents. It’s a global event that presents the type of immigration challenges that Fragomen was built to cut through.”
“We believe that our partnership with Fragomen will be critical to the success of our events,” said Jon Massie, SailGP Global People Director. “Their innovative yet sensitive approach to today’s complex immigration challenges mirrors SailGP’s vision and aligns with our goals and values. With a global workforce, Fragomen’s expertise will be essential in getting our teams to our events."
Rachel Beardsley, a Fragomen Partner and sailing enthusiast who has been pivotal in developing this partnership, said, “Sports play an important role in unifying people around the world. It brings us tremendous pride to leverage our immigration knowledge and technology to facilitate the execution of these prestigious events and ensure the world class athletes and support team can travel safely to each event.”
Fragomen’s team of seasoned immigration professionals will assist SailGP with events held around the globe in SailGP Season 2, spanning 2021-2022 —including races in Bermuda, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, France, Spain and New Zealand ahead of the Grand Final in San Francisco, United States, March 26-27.