11th Hour Racing

– Advancing Winning Practices, One Degree at a Time –

Strategy

11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote collaborative, systemic change for the health of the marine environment.

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Ambassadors

The Ambassador Program seeks to positively influence the sailing industry and promote marine stewardship with inspiring leaders in sailing. Ambassadors are top-athletes, forward-thinking stewards of the environment, and passionate about the health of our oceans. They serve as on the ground resources that listen, learn, share knowledge, and offer their expertise to inspire the next generation of sailors.

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Grants

11th Hour Racing funds innovative efforts, both within and outside of the sailing industry that systematically improves the health of our oceans and vital resources. Projects with goals of advancing clean technologies, fostering environmental stewardship and addressing ocean pollution are examples of past grantees.

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Sponsorships

By embarking on a new model of sport sponsorship, 11th Hour Racing seeks to demonstrate the advantage of embedding sustainability into operations and pilot innovations to achieve greater performance. Sponsorships include high performance, high profile professional sailing teams, series, and class associations.

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Projects

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55 South

55 South, made up of Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, will use their racing as a platform to promote environmental sustainability amongst sailors, clubs and events, and across the marine industry. Co-Founder/Skipper, Charlie Enright, “After the last edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, both Mark I were proud of many of our accomplishments, but recognized…

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Upcycling Sails at the Mariposa DR Center for Girls

This initiative helps the sailing community “green” their activity by upcycling old sails and kites while providing jobs and investing in the local women and girls of Cabarete, an internationally renowned water sports community on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Donated sails and kites we will be collected in Newport, Rhode Island and…

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Community Boating Center Providence

Reach Northeast Hub “Center of Excellence” Model

The overarching goal of the Reach Northeast Hub model is to increase quality STEM education and inspire future environmental stewards through sailing. Community Boating Center Providence, the first Reach “Center of Excellence”, will provide key mentoring activities and support other Northeast “Reach Centers” and new programs in the region, demonstrating and sharing their knowledge and experience. Community Boating…

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Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation

Marine Education & Environmental Programming Expansion Project

Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation is focused on increasing hands-on learning experiences for children ages 11-16 through marine science and sailing camps. In 2016, Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will work to expand their marine education & environmental programming to include the following: • Investigating and using hydropower and hydrokinetic power; • Using robotics to allow campers to explore under the water’s surface;…

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Media Center

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NY Time Article Highlights the Work of 11th Hour Racing

A recent NY Times Article highlights 11th Hour Racing’s partners and leadership in advancing ocean stewardship and sustainability practices.  The article describes the global issue of marine debris and the important role the sailing community can play in improving ocean health.

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11th Hour Racing Returns as Presenting Sponsor for 5th Ed. of Atlantic Cup

Race Organizers launch #AtCup1Thing campaign to engage fans to ‘do 1 thing’ for the planet    JANUARY 20, 2016 – Newport, Rhode Island – Manuka Sports Event Management is pleased to announce 11th Hour Racing as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 Atlantic Cup. With 11th Hour Racing’s support, the Atlantic Cup is the most environmentally…

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Listen to an Interview with 11th Hour Racing Grantee Dave McLaughlin from Clean Ocean Access

Listen to an interview with 11th Hour Racing Grantee Dave McLaughlin from Clean Ocean Access here.  Dave discusses the work of Clean Ocean Access, the problem of marine debris, and making sailing and coastal events more environmentally friendly.  11th Hour Racing has partnered with Clean Ocean Access to establish regular beach clean ups, monitoring water quality, and…

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55 South – 11th Hour Racing Announced as new team for American Sailors Charlie Enright and Mark Towill

Enright and Towill form 55 South as next chapter in their goal to return to the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with 11th Hour Racing signing on as title sponsor for 2016  55 South -11th Hour Racing will emphasize environmental sustainability throughout racing and speaking engagements JANUARY 6, 2016 – Newport, RI – Charlie Enright and Mark Towill announced today…

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