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Volvo Ocean Race Newport, Fun at the Exploration Zone

May 11, 2015

The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover is attracting visitors from far and wide, and a big effort has been made by the organizers and sponsors of the event to attract, educate and inspire the younger generations. School kids dominated the Race Village at Fort Adams State Park for the official opening of the Exploration Zone. 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors Cameron…

Brock Callen reporting from China

May 10, 2015

11th Hour Racing Ambassador Brock Callen was racing in Qingdao, China, for the Extreme Sailing Series a couple of weeks ago. He reported on the sustainability practices around the marina and checked in with the organizers: “All the trash cans in the marina area have ‘recyclable’ on one side and ‘unrecyclable’ on the other, and…

Ambassadors Reporting from Gaastra Palmavela

May 5, 2015

Our Ambassadors Tom Burnham (TP52 Quantum Racing), Andy Green (Wally 80 Nahita), Jamie Haines and Andy Horton (TP52 Interlodge Sailing Team) were racing in Palma de Mallorca last week at Gaastra Palmavela 2015. They reported back on the event and they engaged with the race organizers and class representatives to promote positive change and stewardship. The team…

2015 Ambassador Program Announced

April 28, 2015

NEWPORT, RI (28 April, 2015) – 11th Hour Racing announced today the launch of its 2015 Ambassador Program, which includes fourteen global athletes aiming to positively influence the sailing industry and promote marine stewardship. A program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing seeks to establish a dynamic new platform for public engagement, emphasizing the…

Team 11th Hour Racing shows how sailing can be “cleaner, faster, better”

April 17, 2015

Treehugger, Chris Tackett (@ChrisTackett), October 30, 2013 There’s something inherently environmentally-friendly about sail boats, but sailing races are not always known for their sustainability. One team is aiming to change that. Every other year in odd years, sailors around the world team up for the Transat Jacques Vabres, a race that runs along the historic coffee trading…

Trash busters! Eco sailors aim to reduce ocean waste

January 7, 2015

By Paul Gittings, CNN, Mon November 11, 2013 Take a walk along almost any beach in any part of the world and one’s experience is often spoiled by the sight of trash — flotsam and jetsam — washed ashore from the ocean. It’s a massive global problem, made worse by the modern use of plastics that…

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