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Tuesday 18th March 2014

Come Onboard The Plymouth Boat For The Sailing Race Of The Season!!

COME ONBOARD THE PLYMOUTH BOAT FOR THE SAILING RACE OF THE SEASON! !!

INTRODUCTION!
It’s decision time for top SW sailor, Sam Goodchild. He’s currently out in France training for the unofficial
world championships of single-handed sailing, La Solitaire du Figaro. For the first time ever
this race will be coming to Plymouth. But Sam needs your help to be on the start-line. He has 30
days to raise £30,000 and is looking for 10 Plymouth companies to support him!

WHAT’S HAPPENING.!
On 11th June 2014 around 40 of the world’s top solo offshore sailors will be arriving in Plymouth’s
Sutton Harbour at the end of the first leg of La Solitaire du Figaro. It’s the first time the race has
ever come to the city and is a real coup for the SW. A programme or exciting events and activities
are being planned while the sailors are in port. The fleet will then leave the city that weekend and
start Leg 2 with a dramatic inshore course within the breakwater. Thousands of people are expected
to visit the city to see the boats. Local, national and international media coverage is certain.! !

WHY BACK SAM GOODCHILD!
24 year old SW sailor Sam Goodchild holds the record for the best British result in the Solitaire
since 1975 after finishing 11th overall in 2013. He’s widely regarded as one of Britain’s brightest
stars in offshore sailing and is aiming to be on the start-line for the famous Vendee Globe race in
2016. Sam and his team have been instrumental in bringing the Solitaire fleet to Plymouth in June.
The first race of the 2014 Figaro season starts on 13th March. ! !

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
We hope that Plymouth companies can save the day! We’ve got a month to get Sam’s boat ready
for his first race. We’re looking for 10 companies to put in £3,000 each. In return, your company
name can be featured on the side of the boat and your company logo sent out on every press release.
We will also promote your organisation across Sam’s social media channels. There are
many corporate entertaining opportunities available on and off the water throughout the season
including during the Plymouth stopover.! !

BOAT NAME !
The boat will be named and primarily branded ‘Plymouth’ - promoting the city and your businesses
locally, nationally and internationally. ! !!

MORE INFORMATION!

Sam’s website: http://www.samgoodchild.com!
The Solitaire website: http://www.lasolitaire.com/en/s01_home/s01p01_home.php!
Contact Sam Joseph samj@samgoodchildracing.com 07867 511989!
Twitter: @goodchildsam!
Facebook: facebook.com/samgoodchildracing