Justin Chisholm’s guest on the second episode of the March 2021 series of The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA is British offshore sailor Sam Goodchild.
Justin first met Sam back in 2012 at the start of the Vendee Globe when he was a fresh-faced nipper on Alex Thomson’s team helping prepare the boat to take on the Alex’s latest attempt at the around the world marathon.
But even back then Sam’s long term goal was to mount a Vendee Globe challenge of his own.
Over the years since then he has carved out an enviable reputation on the French ocean racing scene as a multi-talented and hard working sailor.
As a result of those efforts he has been recruited by the likes of Yann Guichard and Thomas Coville for their Ultim around the world record attempts.
In 2019 Sam came tantalisingly close to becoming the first British skipper to win the highly prized Figaro solo offshore event, and this season has been handed the reins of a Multi 50 trimaran campaign funded by French company Leyton.