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Wendy Schmidt- 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year Award

June 26, 2017

The International SeaKeepers Society honored Wendy Schmidt, 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder and President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, as the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year for her outstanding leadership and support of the environment and ocean health. Throughout its existence, SeaKeepers has made it a practice to honor and promote key decision makers and influencers who…

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When you throw something away, where does it go?

June 15, 2017

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The other side of paradise…

May 25, 2017

Guest Blogger: Blue Robinson Blue Robinson, writer for Seahorse International Sailing Magazine, reports from his wonderful sabbatical on board the yacht Pandora as he travels through the South Pacific, observing and recording the impacts of pollution and plastics along the route. “As a surfer I am constantly finding and removing fishing line from the beach…

11th Hour Racing Awards Grant to US Sailing’s Reach Initiative

May 16, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 16, 2017) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body of the sport, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with 11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation that specializes in fostering strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote collaborative systemic change for the health of our…

Clean Ocean Access expands marine debris removal and prevention efforts on Aquidneck Island

April 21, 2017

Newport, R.I. — Clean Ocean Access (COA) has received a grant for $66,370 from 11th Hour Racing to implement two trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island and to create a strategic plan for four additional locations around the State of Rhode Island. The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmer Project will reduce the amount of marine debris entering…

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