Imoca For the Planet
Sam Goodchild

Sam Goodchild

FOR THE PLANET
1st participation
Ranking
33rd
Status
Distances covered in nautical miles (1 mile ≈ 1.852 km)
11 022 nm

Profile

A childhood spent on a boat, a meeting with Alex Thomson, sailing from one support to another where Sam Goodchild demonstrated his skills... This journey led the skipper to take the helm of his first IMOCA, named For the Planet, to take part in his greatest dream: the Vendée Globe. "Vendée", a word that has resonated strongly in his adventurous mind since his earliest childhood and the stories told by his father. At the start of 2023, he joined the experienced TR Racing team - alongside Thomas Ruyant - an ideal setting for this major project. Sam is a man of challenges, and in 2024 he's preparing to take on his greatest challenge yet.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    3rd
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    3rd
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    3rd
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    3rd

2022

  • Route du Rhum - Ocean Fifty

    Abandon
  • Dhream Cup – Ocean Fifty

    1st
  • 1000 milles des Sables – Ocean Fifty

  • Pro Sailing Tour - Ocean Fifty

    2nd
  • 2021 Pro Sailing Tour – Ocean Fifty

    1st
  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Ocean Fifty

    3rd

2020

  • Dhream Cup - Figaro

    1st
  • Solo Maître Coq - Figaro

    2nd

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40

    2nd
  • Rolex Fastnet Race - Ultim

    3rd

2018

  • 1000 milles des Sables - Class40

    2nd
  • Route du Rhum - Class40

    Abandon/dismasting

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    7th
  • Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - VOR65

    2nd

2014

  • Solitaire du Figaro

    22th

2013

  • Solitaire du Figaro

    11th
  • RORC Carabean 600 - Class40

    1st
  • Round Gotland Race

    2nd

2012

  • Normandy Channel Race

    1st
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    24th
  • Transat AG2R

    12th
  • Solo Figaro Massif Marine

    8th

2011

  • Tour de Bretagne - Figaro

    19th
  • Solo Basse Normandie - Figaro

    2nd
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    34th
  • Leg 2 Global Ocean Race – Class40

    1st
  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40

    Abandon
  • La Transmanche - Figaro

    3rd

2010

  • Round Britain and Ireland Race - Figaro

    16th
Imoca For the Planet

FOR THE PLANET

  • Former name : LinkedOut
  • Architect : Guillaume Verdier
  • Construction : 2019, Persico Marine, Italie
  • Launch date : 07 Juillet 2019
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,85 m
  • Draught : 4,50 m
  • Weight : 8 t
  • Mast height : 29 m
  • Upwind sail area : 320m2
  • Downwind sail area : 430m2

Advens is a leading French cybersecurity company. With its independence and more than 400 experts in France and Europe, it helps companies to prevent and neutralise cyber attacks. But that's not its only vocation: Advens wants to have an impact on the world. It is building a committed business model that allows it to dedicate 50% of the Advens group's capital to the development and acceleration of initiatives that aim to have a large-scale impact on people and the planet. 

Leyton is a world reference in financial consulting. Its mission, Empower your future, is to sustainably accelerate everyone's performance in order to build a more responsible world.

Commitment

We Sail for People and Planet is a collective of committed people, working together around two boats, For People and For the Planet, and two skippers, Thomas Ruyant and Sam Goodchild. Its aim is to harness the power of top-level sport to accelerate concrete, high-potential social and environmental programmes.

Commitment

Team for the Planet

Entrepreneurship at the service of the climate emergency! Team for the Planet creates companies that are designed and configured from A to Z to fight against greenhouse gases. Its mission is to identify high-impact innovations around the world and recruit skilled entrepreneurs to transform the 100 best innovations into companies with solid business models. Team for the Planet injects money and the power of a network of over 100,000 shareholders to maximise and accelerate the deployment of these companies. All innovations are widely shared thanks to an open licensing model. Any individual or legal entity can join the adventure from €1 in 2 minutes and take concrete action, on a global scale, against climate change.