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Sail MV Adds Focus on the Environment

December 16, 2016

From the Sail MV Fall Newsletter, 2016 Collaboration with 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, has opened a new front in the work of Sail Martha’s Vineyard — one that dovetails perfectly with the organization’s mission. Since its founding 25 years ago, Sail MV has been about teaching Island children how…

THE ATLANTIC CUP ANNOUNCES 2016 ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENTS

November 7, 2016

The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is proud to announce that the 2016 race is the first sporting event in the United States to be ISO 20121 compliant, and it is the only sailing race in the U.S. to be consistently carbon neutral since 2012.  Data released by Race Management includes: Overall landfill…

Grantee Spotlight: Upcycled Sails & the Mariposa DR Foundation

November 1, 2016

Instead of disposing of old racing sails and kiteboard sails in the landfill, what if we could repurpose that material into something new? A new product that not only is useful but also supports a social good: improving the livelihoods of local women in the Dominican Republic by providing jobs and training, and using proceeds from sales to…

55 SOUTH/11th Hour Racing Recognized in White House CALL TO ACTION

October 6, 2016

NEWPORT, RI, (6 October 2016) – 55 South supported by 11th Hour Racing has been selected for recognition through the initiative “Tackling Climate Through Sport” promoted by White House. The White House invited athletes, organizations, schools, and teams to submit ideas and commitments on ways to act on climate through sports. 55 South responded with…

Grantee Spotlight: US Sailing REACH

October 6, 2016

What is Reach? Reach is a program started by US Sailing in 2012 to use sailing as an educational platform to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The goal of this program is simple: get kids sailing to teach them about science and technology through hands-on learning, and spark their curiosity for a career path…

11th Hour Racing Grantees at 2016 Our Ocean Conference

September 28, 2016

The Our Oceans conference held in Washington D.C. on September 15 and 16th 2016 not only brings together organizations from around the globe to discuss pressing ocean issues, it also encourages participants to pledge action to create long-lasting impact. A number of 11th Hour Racing’s grantee participated in this global conference and further committed to…

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