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 through three primary programs.

Developing sustainability leadership

Funding innovative projects in coastal restoration and ocean health

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

Our Reach

Featured Stories

The UN Secretary-General, Prime Ministers, athletes and ocean advocates call for urgent action to protect the ocean

The Ocean Race Summit Mindelo, gathered over 300 ocean advocates in Cabo Verde yesterday, including United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres;…

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11th Hour Racing Team Sets Off on The Ocean Race 2022-23 Header image credit: Carlo Borlenghi / The Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team Sets Off on The Ocean Race 2022-23

11th Hour Racing Team has crossed the start line in Alicante, Spain, of the world’s longest and toughest sporting event…

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11th Hour Racing Team Drone Photo

The Oceanview Effect: Connecting Space and the ocean

The phenomenon astronauts experience when they look down on planet Earth from space is known as The Overview Effect. Coined…

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10 ways we are working #fortheocean with The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race starts on January 15, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST/ 16:00 CET, and we can’t wait for all…

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In January 2022, the organization launched The Outlaw Ocean Institute: a journalism fellowship program supported by 11th Hour Racing and Schmidt Marine Technology Partners.

The Outlaw Ocean Institute Supports Early-Career, International Journalists

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a nonprofit investigative journalism organization founded by award-winning journalist Ian Urbina that produces investigative stories…

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Connecticut College is deploying 80 Reef Balls made of pH-balanced concrete to create a living shoreline that will help restore Connecticut’s tidal marshes. Photo credit: Dominique Sindayiganza / 11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing Awards New Grants to Nonprofit Organizations to Restore Marine Ecosystems and Ocean Health

11th Hour Racing announced today eight new grants, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, to nonprofit organizations in the U.S.…

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11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 34 Organizations #ForTheOcean

11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 35 Organizations #ForTheOcean

In 2022, 35 previously awarded grantees were renewed, bringing our total funding to nonprofit organizations in 2022 to nearly $4…

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World-champion freeskier and POW Alliance Member Jess Hotter skis down Mt. Aspiring in New Zealand. Photo credit: Miles Holden/ 11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing and Protect Our Winters Join Forces to Maximize Impact

Inspiring environmental stewardship through sports, adventure and film Led by its mission to promote collaborative change for ocean health, 11th…

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Our Co-Founder Wendy Schmidt Donates $100,000 to BioMa Activities in Honor of Barcolana 54 Victory. Photo credit: © Studio Borlenghi | Andrea Pisapia

Our Co-Founder Wendy Schmidt Donates $100,000 to BioMa Activities in Honor of Barcolana 54 Victory

In honor of her victory as the first woman and American to win the world’s largest sailing race, the Barcolana…

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