YEARS:

2019, 2020

11th Hour Racing Sponsorship

The Foiling SuMoth Challenge was created by Foiling Week™ — the first and only global event dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, designers and builders — to support and promote sustainable boat building practices. This unique design competition challenges students to construct competitive Moth class compliant foilers while also considering the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the manufacturing process. 11th Hour Racing’s funding will support the sustainability principles and objectives of the SuMoth Challenge, and also team travel to Foiling Week 2020 in Lake Garda, Italy, where teams will compete with their fully designed boats.

A selection of initiatives from the Challenge include:

  • Provide the opportunity to bring innovative and creative designs to the sport, avoiding “business as usual” practices, which often focus solely on the economic success of products.
  • Align with Foiling Week’s key pillars of accessibility, sustainability, and safety.
  • Enable participating teams to use a Life Cycle Assessment Tool, enabling them to understand the environmental footprint of their design.
  • Diversify attendance of Foiling Week by incentivizing female participation.
“We are excited to support the Foiling SuMoth Challenge and the innovative concepts and designs that the students will bring to the table. With a focus on low-carbon emission practices, the use of bio-based materials, and strongly encouraging students to upcycle leftover materials, the Challenge is poised to produce inspirational concepts for sustainable boat building. We are also thrilled to note that scoring encourages a minimum of one female team member, helping diversify participation in Foiling Week.”
– Jeremy Pochman, 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder and Strategic Director

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