Supporting Sam Goodchild: Plymouth Figaro Stopover 11-14th June 2014

La Solitaire Du Figaro is one of the world’s most prestigious solo offshore races.  Considered by many to be the world championships of offshore sailing, the Figaro is a proving ground for the most hardy and ambitious of sailors. Like Sam Goodchild, many of them have their eyes set on the ultimate sailing test, the Vendee Globe.


Comprising of four legs over the course of a month, the Figaro is the perfect blend of exhilarating competition and sea-fairing adventure making for an incredible spectacle of skill and endurance. On Wednesday 11th June, this spectacle will be coming to Plymouth and Lifedge will be there.

Throughout Tuesday night and into the small hours, thirty eight of the world’s top sailors will enter into Sutton Harbour. Bringing with them the drama and pageantry of this international event, they will awaken to a carnival atmosphere in the city.

As part of the event Lifedge will be exhibiting alongside a host of others in the Sutton Harbour race village and continuing our support of Lifedge Pioneer and team Plymouth sailor, Sam Goodchild. You can learn more about Sam’s story with photographs and films alongside exclusive event promotions and product demos. Be sure to make the most of a chance to get hands on with the Lifedge kit that Sam pushes so hard while racing and training.

Sam will hope to be at the head of the incoming competitors. Being equal parts endurance athlete and adventurer he will be relishing not just the challenge posed by rival sailors but also the power of the sea.

In 2013 Sam achieved the best British Figaro result in 38 years and intends to build upon that success. Being one of Britain’s best sailors he carries the weight of expectation with ease. Sam is made for solo offshore sailing.

Lifedge has been supporting Sam in his training and warm up races by providing him with our high performance waterproof cases to protect the technology that is so vital to his success.

Win a Day Sailing with Sam Goodchild

To be in with a chance of winning your own Figaro sailing experience for you and a friend, simply visit the Lifedge stand or enter via our Facebook


Follow Sam’s adventures over on his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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