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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 our marine environment.

About Us

11th Hour Racing works with the sailing community to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore the health of our oceans. We strive to integrate ocean stewardship into the values of every team, class, and series, empowering the sailing community to inspire and spread the important message of conservation. We believe fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical to the preservation of our ocean and its vital resources.

Our Approach

11th Hour Racing leverages Sponsorships, Grants, and our Ambassadors to promote change within the sailing and marine communities.

Sponsorships11th Hour Racing recognizes the unique platform offered by the professional sailing community to promote sustainability, and as a sponsor, we encourage environmental leadership and the use of best practices to spread the message of ocean stewardship. 11th Hour Racing’s sponsorships include carbon-neutral and environmentally responsible sailing races, individuals working to grow environmentally responsible sailing technologies, teams committed to clean racing, and more.

Grants11th Hour Racing funds innovative efforts, both inside and outside of the sailing industry, that systematically improve the health of our oceans and preserve its vital resources. Projects with goals of advancing clean technologies, fostering environmental stewardship amongst youth audiences, and promoting ocean literacy are examples of past grantees.

AmbassadorsThe Ambassador Program seeks to inspire the sailing industry and promote marine stewardship through engagement and leadership from sailing’s top athletes. 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors are forward-thinking stewards of the environment, passionate about improving the health of our oceans and creating positive change in the marine industry. They serve as on the ground resources that raise awareness for 11th Hour Racing’s mission to improve the health of the marine environment.