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

VOR

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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URI GSO

Coastal Sustainability and Resiliency Workshop

The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography will bring together leading scientists and researchers, industry experts, and community leaders to discuss key climate-related issues impacting coastal communities around the nation. The workshop will capitalize on strengths of the Graduate School of Oceanography in applying state-of-the-art science, research, and education to broaden the discussion on…

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Rocking the Boat Sailing

Rocking the Boat Sailing Program

Hunts Point in the South Bronx is a peninsula surrounded on three sides by water, and yet few Hunts Point residents ever get to sail here. If any population could profit from the many benefits sailing provides, it is this one. Rocking the Boat’s new track of Sailing Programs will start with a Sailing Job Skills Program, followed…

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Science by Sail

New England Science and Sailing combines sailing and science education to engage students of all ages. NESS is expanding their programs to include new marine science/STEM education platforms implemented in partnership with local, underserved schools.

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