Leyton and Sailing: navigating towards a fairer and more responsible world

Leyton anchors its commitment to environmental and social causes through sailing. Beyond providing financial support to associations, we have chosen an innovative model that reflects who we are, allowing us to unleash our entrepreneurial spirit for greater impact.This model takes the form of a collective that we co-founded: We Sail for People and Planet. It brings together two skippers, Sam Goodchild and Thomas Ruyant, Entourage and Team For the Planet, two impactful partners combating social exclusion and climate change, TR Racing team, Advens, and of course, Leyton. Our objective through this collective is to use the media and mobilizing power of sailing, and of a race like the Vendée Globe, to multiply the impact of our partners.The two IMOCA boats of the collective, FOR PEOPLE and FOR THE PLANET proudly display the emblems of Entourage and Team for the Planet. Throughout the races, they navigate the seas, reminding us that a fairer and more responsible world is possible.

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Highlights of the Year 2023

Relive the events that marked Leyton Sailing Team’s year 2023.

Our societal and environmental commitment

The calendar for 2024

      The Transat CIC

      • Lorient (FR) – New York (USA)
      • Departure on April 28, 2024

      New York Vendée

      • New York (USA) – Sables d’Olonne (FR)
      • Departure on May 29, 2024

      Azimut Challenge

      • Lorient (FR)
      • Mid-September

      Vendee Globe

      • Sables d’Olonne (FR)
      • Departure on November 10, 2024

Our partners We Sail for People and Planet

Leyton co-founded the collective ‘We Sail for People and Planet,’ alongside Advens and TRR, taking the intersection of sports performance and societal impact to the next level by entering two boats in the upcoming Vendée Globe. The goal is to involve as many people as possible in actions for People and the Planet, the two causes supported by our impactful partners, Entourage and Team for The Planet !

TR Racing, based in Lorient and founded by Thomas Ruyant and Alexandre Fayeulle, is a structure dedicated to the design, preparation, and management of sailboats and offshore racing programs.The team handled the entire implementation of Thomas Ruyant’s program on the IMOCA LinkedOut for the Vendée Globe 2020. Since then, alongside the sailor from Dunkirk, TR Racing has won the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 and the Route du Rhum 2022.TR RACING conceived and now operates the “We Sail for People and Planet” project, bringing together two sailboats, two skippers, and a collective of committed actors working for People and the Planet

Since 2014, the Entourage association has been combating social exclusion by rebuilding support networks for those who have lost them. How? By engaging citizens, both included and excluded, (thanks to technology) through our 3 programs:A neighborhood network through our mobile application to rebuild connections with isolated individuals. A professional network through the LinkedOut program to encourage and facilitate the professional inclusion of the most excluded. An affinity network with Entourage Sport to enable everyone to re-engage through sports.

Founded in 2019, Team for the Planet is a non-profit organization fighting against climate change. Convinced of collective intelligence and human ingenuity, they believe that all around the world, there are scientists and inventors developing solutions capable of slowing climate change and addressing the root causes of CO2 emissions. That’s why they’ve united their forces to identify high-impact innovations worldwide. They recruit seasoned entrepreneurs to transform the best innovations with strong economic models. These are businesses designed and configured to successfully combat greenhouse gases.

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