11th Hour Racing Team

From 2019 – 2023, 11th Hour Racing was the title sponsor of prominent American offshore sailors Charlie Enright (Rhode Island) and Mark Towill (Hawaii). The Team won The Ocean Race in 2022-23 while engaging a broad audience and sailing fans worldwide on the climate crisis, ocean health, and sustainability.


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About the team

Sustainability was at the core of all team operations to inspire action for long-lasting positive change for the ocean.

Driven by its vision of vibrant, healthy oceans and communities, supported and inspired by the sport of sailing, the 11th Hour Racing Team operated under four guiding principles:

  • Be leaders, advocating for ocean health, climate action, and sustainability with the industry, communities, and fan base. 
  • Develop innovative solutions to manage resources responsibly, apply circular economy principles to material needs, reduce water and climate footprints, and become water-neutral and climate positive.
  • Collaborate with partners to create sustainable solutions, minimizing the environmental footprint across spheres of influence, including going zero waste and implementing a ban on single-use plastics.
  • Leave a lasting legacy by inspiring others to make changes, including a community outreach program, internships, and grant-giving.



The ocean connects us all – from the oxygen we breathe to the food we eat to the stability of our climate, we only thrive when our ocean thrives. But human impact, from the climate crisis to plastic pollution to the decline in biodiversity, has driven the planet to a critical moment in time. The clock is ticking. This is the #oceanhour.

Racing Team Stories

The Story Behind 11th Hour Racing Team’s Vibrant Branding with Van Orton Design

The Art of Branding: 11th Hour Racing Team's Vibrant Identity by Van Orton Design

Art that sailed 32,000 nautical miles around the world When art meets performance, the result can be spectacular. The creative…

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11th Hour Racing Team hoists The Ocean Race trophy on the bow of Mālama following a victorious arrival in Genova, Italy.

11th Hour Racing Team Wins The Ocean Race With a Focus on Restoring Ocean Health

First U.S. team to win iconic race around the world is inspired by 11th Hour Racing’s commitment to a sustainable…

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Ocean water splash Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing / The Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team Honors World Water Day with Legacy Grantees

Tick Tock, Tick Tock. Drip Drop, Drip Drop. While racing around the world, 11th Hour Racing Team supports a local…

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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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From left to right, Charlie Enright, skipper of 11th Hour Racing Team, middle left, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee, middle right, Jeremy Pochman, CEO & co-founder of 11th Hour Racing, and right, Mark Towill, CEO of 11th Hour Racing Team.

11th Hour Racing and 11th Hour Racing Team Honored with Citations from Governor's Office

Last month, during the 11th Hour Racing Team’s Bay Rally, we hosted an event with our grantee, Providence Community Boating…

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Elena Hight and Ian Walsh Join 11th Hour Racing Team for the Newport Bermuda Race

Extreme sports icons Elena Hight (USA) and Ian Walsh (USA) will join 11th Hour Racing Team for the 635-nautical mile…

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#OceanHour Week

#OceanHour Week

11th Hour Racing is hosting #OceanHour Week at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. to celebrate 11th Hour Racing Team’s…

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Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Professional Sailing and Celebrate our Blue Planet at #OceanHour Week with 11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing will host a free week-long, ocean-themed initiative in Newport, R.I., from June 12 to 18, to celebrate…

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