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

52 Super Series

52 Super Series

2015 marks the fourth season of the 52 SUPER SERIES and it’s proving to be the biggest and best yet. A competitive fleet, world class racing, and now through a partnership with 11th Hour Racing, they are working to integrate practices and processes that minimize the environmental impact of the 52 SUPER SERIES. This highly successful international racing…

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FabNewport

FabNewport is a small-scale workshop where community members use powerful technology and materials to fabricate anything from a beverage coaster to a boat. Located in the North End neighborhood of Newport, RI, FabNewport strives to create a space where students, both young and old, can come and learn technical, artistic, and design skills while cultivating…

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Clean Ocean Access

Clean Ocean Access is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of “action today so future generations can continue to enjoy ocean activities”. COA has performed over 153 marine debris removals (coastal cleanups) around Aquidneck Island since September 2006 and removed over 64,000 pounds of small to medium size marine debris. After eight years of success…

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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Educational Program

Sustainability is a key theme throughout the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, taking place May 5-17, 2015. The stopover will feature The Exploration Zone, an experiential learning center to be located at the Sailing Village. The Exploration Zone will include interactive displays and exhibits showcasing marine-based programming, ocean conservation, sailing, sustainability, entertainment, and hands-on activities for all…

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TP52 World Championship

Water Magic!

As a key element of the 52 SUPER SERIES drive towards greater environmental responsibility and looking after the oceans the organization team and many of the TP52 sailing teams are eliminating single use plastic bottles of water. This initiative is undertaken in collaboration with 52 SUPER SERIES partners 11th Hour Racing. At the TP52 World…

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Vineyard Cup

Vineyard Cup 2015 – Stewardship and Sailing

*11th Hour Racing had the pleasure of being a sponsor of the 2015 Vineyard Cup. The event integrated key sustainability efforts including compostable products (Straw Straws), sourcing local food, and educating participants on important ocean health issues such as marine debris. Be sure to watch the video and check out the write up below from the Vineyard…

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Bronze at 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship

11th Hour Racing Ambassadors Jamie Haines and Stephanie Roble of Epic Racing conquered the bronze at the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship in Middelfart Denmark.  With Stephanie  at the helm and Jamie trimming, Epic Racing finished up 3rd out of 16 teams, with some really competitive racing. Stephanie was quick to praise the work of her…

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11th Hour Racing Announces Request for Proposals for Ocean Health Projects

11th Hour Racing is pleased to announce funding for programs or projects that improve the health of our waters and address the dynamic challenges facing the sailing and marine communities. 11th Hour Racing’s vision is for healthy, vibrant coastal communities that value and sustainably manage marine resources. 11th Hour Racing is requesting proposals in two…

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