11th Hour Racing

– Advancing Winning Practices, One Degree at a Time –


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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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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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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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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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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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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Hudson River Community Sailing: Inspiring NYC youth through STEM and Sailing

  Each year, 150 students from nine public high schools in New York City, each with a unique story, participate in Sail Academy, a four-year youth development program at Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS). HRCS students learn to sail, build wooden boats, and receive academic credit through an afterschool program that uses STEM curriculum and…

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Award Winning New York Times Investigative Journalist, Ian Urbina, Set to Be Keynote Speaker; Ocean Conservancy Senior Policy Advisor, Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, to Provide Opening Remarks NEW YORK and NEWPORT, R.I. (April 7, 2016) – With just under two months until the start of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, Manuka Sports Event…

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2016 Request for Proposals

11th Hour Racing is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for 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 that advance one…

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52 SUPER SERIES & 11th Hour Racing extend partnership through to 2017!

(April 1st, 2016, Valencia) – The successful partnership first forged in 2015 between 52 SUPER SERIES and 11th Hour Racing will continue through the next two seasons of the world’s leading grand prix monohull racing circuit. During 2016 and 2017 many new sustainable initiatives will be rolled out at each of the 52 SUPER SERIES…

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