Drheam Cup line honors for Sam Goodchild – Sailweb
Sam Goodchild took line honors in the Drheam Cup race at La Trinité sur Mer in south-west Brittany.
After a crewed season and a second place in the Pro Sailing Tour, the skipper of Leyton is back on his trimaran in solo mode.
After a fine start to the race as far as the Celtic Sea, Goodchild then had to deal with very capricious conditions which forced him to be constantly on deck.
Third on Wednesday evening, he didn’t give up all last night, gaining miles over his adversaries and pulling off a few maneuvers which enabled him to take control of the fleet early Thursday morning.
Goodchild finished top of the 50ft multihulls, now called Ocean Fifty, at 10:58 UTC Thursday 21 July.
A very positive first part of the season for the Leyton team, which is already looking ahead.
The shore team will then carry out a summer refit in order to refurbish the boat before the start of the single-handed transatlantic race on November 6, 2022 in Saint Malo.
Drheam Cup Podium:
1st LEYTON – Sam Goodchild – 70h 58’08”
2nd PRIMONIAL – Sébastien Rogues – 71h 38’07”
3rd KOESIO – Erwan Le Roux – 72h 20’08”