Sam Goodchild

Born in Bristol, United Kingdom on 19 November 1989
Lives in Lorient (56)

A childhood spent on the water in his family’s sailing boat was probably the biggest influence on Sam’s choice of career, that has led to him spending more than half his life as a professional sailor and competitor.

Back in Britain after some eight years of sailing across the Atlantic, he began training for regatta and offshore races, gaining experience in a wide range of boats including the Class 40, IMOCA60 or Figaro classes as well as being part race and record-winning teams.

With his experience and the fact that his is as comfortable offshore as racing around buoys, he joined Spindrift racing for the Transat Québec Saint-Malo in August 2016. His first race, and also his first victory, with the black and gold team.  He was part of the 2017 M32 crew, and returns to complete the crew of the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 as they challenge for the Jules Verne Trophy.



4th of Drheam Cup Destination Cotentin in Class40
12th of Normandy Channel Race in Class40
2nd of 1000 milles des Sables in Class40

1st of RORC 600 in Class40
1st of Newport - Cabo Race in MOD70
7th place Match Cup Russia (M32) 
5th place Chicago Match Cup (M32) 
3rd place Match racing World Championship (Match Cup China) (M32) 

Winner of Transat Quebec Saint-Malo and holder of a new race record in 6 days, 1 hour, 17 minutes and 41 seconds (new transat record)
Winner of M32 Series (Ibiza)
3rd of Cowes Week, Farr 280
Season and records onboard MOD70 Phaedo (Winner of Rorc Carribbean 600 etc)

Season and records onboard MOD70 Phaedo :  
Winner of RORC Transatlantic Race, of NYYC Transatlantic Race and RORC Caribbean 600
7th of Transat Jacques Vabre in monohull Imoca 60

2nd of Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland, VOR 65
22nd of Solitaire du Figaro

11th of Solitaire du Figaro
2nd of Gotland Runt Race, Imoca 60

Winner of Normandy Channel Race, Class 40
12th of Transat AG2R

Winner of Artemis Offshore Academy
2nd of Solo Basse Normandie, Figaro
3rd of Transmanche, Figaro

9th of Mumbai International Match Race
3rd of Danish U23 Math Racing Nationals
4th of RYA Match Racing Nationals