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

Rhythm of Water—A Film by 11th Hour Racing

Rhythm of Water is an artistic film about the bond between athletes who push their limits and the natural world.…

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(boats sailing) 11th Hour Racing announced today it will join forces with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA) to drive sustainable innovation and support opportunities for female sailors within competitive sailing. Image credit: © Marin Le Roux / polaRYSE / IMOCA

11th Hour Racing Sponsors IMOCA to Further Advance its Commitment to Sustainability and Diversity in Offshore Racing

Navigating sustainable innovation and equity in competitive sailing 11th Hour Racing announced today it will join forces with the International…

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4th grade sailing program at Sail Newport, Rhode Island

From boat hoists to transformative school programs - celebrating 11 years of 11th Hour Racing’s partnership with Sail Newport

11th Hour Racing’s impressive portfolio of grants offered to projects that improve ocean health currently stands at 266, a continually…

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UpWind by MerConcept announces squad of seven female athletes for inaugural season of Ocean Fifty Racing. © Qaptur | MerConcept

UpWind by MerConcept announces squad of seven female athletes for inaugural season of Ocean Fifty Racing

After four days of physical and mental tests, individual interviews, and on-water racing, seven female athletes have been selected to…

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11th Hour Racing logo over ocean image

We are hiring! Communications Associate Job Opening

11th Hour Racing is seeking a Communications Associate to join our team! The Communications Associate will support overall efforts to…

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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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