11th Hour Racing joins the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race in a co-title sponsorship together with Vestas, and in continuing support of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill and their team, with a shared mission to achieve exemplary results in sport and sustainability.
Charlie Enright and Mark Towill came away from the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race with an important message and an inspired mission: “As sailors we have a direct connection to the ocean. It’s our office, our playground, and our livelihood; ultimately we are responsible for taking care of it. Circumnavigating the globe opened our eyes to the tremendous amount of pollution that exists and has motivated us to do something about it.”
Under their leadership, team Vestas 11th Hour Racing sets out to share extreme ocean racing and the most remote places on earth, bearing witness to global change and sharing this narrative that unites a global audience as one team.
The team is intent on winning on and off the water; promoting renewable, sustainable energy and ocean health, with a particular focus on reducing ocean debris, and implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan for the sailing team and sponsor activations.
Follow Vestas 11th Hour Racing at http://www.vestas11thhourracing.com and on our social media channels. Together, we can tackle the issues facing our oceans and waterways, one degree at a time.