Discover the Leyton Sailing Team
Discover the Leyton Sailing Team
Sailing is an exceptional sport. A bearer of dreams and adventures, it is also one which involve continous innovation and cutting edge technology. By crossing the oceans and seas of the world with our incredible skippers Arthur Le Vaillant and Sam Goodchild, we want to support our clients, employees and partners on their quest for performance and excellence. We also recognise the need for awareness and responsibility and our commitment to this project reflects our desire to come together to conserve our planet and its oceans.
Relive the events that have shaped the Leyton Sailing adventure through the commitment and successes of our skippers.
A gripping and unpredictable race during which Sam Goodchild showed exactly what he is capable of. With an impressive 2nd place in the 2nd round, he suffered from the whims of the wind, which cost him his place in the general classification. .
This was the season which saw the rise of Arthur and his team of experts (Aymeric Chappellier, Christophe Espagnon, Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant, Quentin Ponroy) all the way to their magnificent victory in the Brest Grand Prix! .
The Franco/English duo of Sam Goodchild and Fabien Delahaye achieved a magnificent 2nd place on our Class40 for this transatlantic race between Le Havre (France) and Salvador de Bahia (Brasil). .
We arranged a tour of Europe (England, France, Italy, and Spain) with our Figaro Bénéteau 3 for public relations and client events to highlight the group’s commitment to sustainable projects and ocean preservation. .
We were delighted with 4th place for Arthur Le Vaillant’s 1st Route du Rhum – what a performance!.
The 2021 season is set to be exhilarating with the Transat Jacques Vabre between France and Brazil taking place in November.
Today at the helm of Multi50, this native of La Rochelle is a musician on land and an outstanding competitor on the water. He is in search of victory as much as being in search of sharing the world and being open to it. He was able to unite the entire Leyton Group and its partners behind him by sharing his love for the oceans..
Today at the helm of Figaro Bénéteau 3, this English skipper has been based in France since 2011. He grew up on a boat with his family until he was 10 years old and has since specialised in offshore racing. His recent results on Figaro have shaken up the French hierarchy that has been in place for many years..
The Leyton team also has a Team Manager, a logistics manager, a trainer, and several other talented team members for crew sailing, without these people nothing would be possible..
All the actions and activities of the team are consistent with the values of the Leyton Group. That is to say solidarity and excellence, but also the preservation of the environment by using our sailing project as a catalyst for good practices and initiatives focused on working together to create a more sustainable world.
In 2018, for the 1st time in the nautical sector, our energy transition teams wanted to achieve the carbon footprint of our Class40. This was shared with as many people as possible to enable each participant to understand and act in order to reduce the carbon impact of the construction and use of these racing boats. Without this being the purpose of this study, we have chosen to compensate for this impact by planting trees with Reforest’Action. .
We asked the group employees to thank those they are close to for their help during the Covid-19 crisis. From now on, they will have a symbolic place on board the Multi50 and accompany Arthur during his outings at sea, as the 200 employee ‘heroes’ have their name inscribed on the boat’s sails. .