2020 Figaro Circuit

It was Sam Goodchild’s first Figaro race since 2014. After a few seasons with a racing mostly with the Class40, Leyton’s English skipper is back in the game on this demanding circuit. Initially, he was there to “get familiar” the new boats, but his objectives quickly changed as a result of his astounding results.

Highlights of the season

A few days after the end of the Solitaire du Figaro Sam shared his feelings about the race

Sam Goodchild

Leyton’s Skipper

I am not going to lie, the pill has been hard to swallow. Even today, I still have difficulties to accept the outcomes. But the overall experience is positive. I came to see if I was able to lead, if I had made progress in the last six years, and I was able to see that is was the case during the pre-season and at every step of the race. It is really disappointing to lose so close to the end, but it’s part of the game, especially as a sailor. It was a great experience that allowed me to boost my confidence.

Video throwback to Sam’s life aboard his Figaro Bénéteau 3

Imagine yourself alongside our English Skipper aboard Leyton’s Figaro with our series episodes: “Life Onboard”!

The interior of a Figaro


The weather forecast

Eating at sea

The Figaro sails

Les autres temps forts du Team


The 2020 Multi50 Circuit

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!

Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

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).

Route du Rhum 2018

We were delighted with 4th place for Arthur Le Vaillant’s 1st Route du Rhum – what a performance!