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Ocean Summit in Hong Kong

January 26, 2018

Sailors, scientists, government and business leaders gathered for an eventful day dedicated to the ocean at the Volvo Ocean Race Village The third of seven Ocean Summits commenced on Monday the 21st at the Volvo Ocean Race Pavilion. The event is a focal point for 11th Hour Racing’s partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race and…

Take 3 for the Sea

January 5, 2018

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has joined the #Take3fortheSea movement! During the Volvo Ocean Race Melbourne stopover team members met Tim Silverwood, co-founder, and CEO of Take 3 to learn more about their simple call to action that everyone can join – Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, the park,…

Emily Penn, Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town, Sailing

Ocean Summit – Cape Town

December 9, 2017

As the sailing teams busily prepared for the in-port race and leg start – sailors, race partners, ocean leaders and local environmental NGOs gathered for a two-day Ocean Summit at the V & A Waterfront, home to the Volvo Ocean Race village in Cape Town. Here’s a selection of highlights from the day! Plastic Pollution…

Vestas 11th Hour Racing spends day with Environmental Monitoring Group

December 6, 2017

After sailing 7,000 miles from Lisbon, Portugal, the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to realize that despite having been in the middle of the ocean, their access to fresh water was more consistent than what is available to many in Cape Town. Since 2015, this city and the surrounding…

Musto reduces plastic usage by 70%

November 21, 2017

When it comes to reducing plastic usage in the marine industry – there are many avenues for improvement, and the clothing sector is no exception. With the Volvo Ocean Race becoming a leader in sustainability for sailing events – as the Official Supplier of Sailing Apparel and Footwear – Musto knew this was an opportunity…

Community Engagement in Portugal

November 2, 2017

For their second grant of the Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing chose a newly formed organization that is leading sustainability in an innovative manner – Circular Economy Portugal (CEP)! The organization was founded by Lindsey Wuisan to inspire, act and consult on solutions that accelerate the transition to a circular economy. So what is…

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