From the oxygen we breathe to the food we eat to the stability of our climate, we only thrive when our ocean thrives. As the climate crisis intensifies, so does human impact on ocean health.


Where the ocean is healthy and thriving. That's why we work with sports, maritime and coastal communities to inspire solutions for the ocean.


Restoring our seas is an undertaking as large as the ocean itself. We find solutions with strong local stewardship and collective action around the world.

Our Work

We harness the power of sport and philanthropy with an innovative and comprehensive approach.

Developing sustainability leadership

Sail Newport, Ocean Literacy

Funding innovative projects in coastal restoration and ocean health

Empowering ocean-loving athletes and creators to work on projects #fortheocean

Shaped by Water, zandile ndhlovu, freediving

From the darkest depths of the sea to the highest mountains and everything in between, the ocean breathes life and connects us all.

Our Reach

Featured Stories

Believing in magic with real-life mermaid and 11th Hour Racing ambassador Zandile Ndhlovu

“Breathe in, and slowly release… again, and hold it.” In a dark auditorium in Newport, Rhode Island, a soft, calm…

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Fábio Nascimento/The Outlaw Ocean Project, 2017.

Beyond Imagination: Truth telling on behalf of the ocean with Ian Urbina

Uncovering the hidden and defining the undefined - how journalist Ian Urbina is changing the world one story at a…

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The Hypocrite, new film by POW Alliance Athlete Amie Engerbretson. Credit: J. Engerbretson

Watch Protect Our Winters and Teton Gravity Research’s latest film: “The Hypocrite”

In 2023, 11th Hour Racing began a partnership with Protect Our Winters (POW) to create a stronger narrative around the…

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Francesca Clapcich has been named the inaugural skipper of UpWind by MerConcept, and she will serve as a spokesperson and mentor for the participating sailors. Photo credit: Guillaume Gatefait

11th Hour Racing Becomes Founding Sponsor of UpWind by MerConcept

Supporting a more inclusive and diverse offshore sailing community 11th Hour Racing announced today the new sponsorship of UpWind by…

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11th Hour Racing’s Grant Program - the Global Jigsaw of a Thousand Heartfelt Pieces

Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has had a simple yet global-reaching goal: to create collaborative, systemic change to better the…

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11th Hour Racing to Power Italian Professional Sailor Francesca Clapcich

On the heels of The Ocean Race win by its sponsored team, 11th Hour Racing is expanding its work beyond…

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Meet Brock Callen, an 11th Hour Racing ambassador born into a family of ocean enthusiasts

Growing up on the small, picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S., Brock Callen discovered his…

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11th Hour Racing Provides Support to Nonprofit Organizations in Coastal Communities

Initiatives advance equitable youth education opportunities, composting, and ecosystem restoration 11th Hour Racing announced its support of nine new U.S.…

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11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 25 Nonprofit Organizations #fortheocean

Reinforcing its mission to support local programs that model best practices of sustainability, restore coastal ecosystems, and advance ocean stewardship,…

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