The 11th Hour Racing Ambassador Program is a community of marine industry professionals committed to ocean health. Our Ambassadors represent many sections of the sport and are respected leaders in the sailing industry. These high profile athletes adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives, at sailing events and regattas, while inspiring people in their spheres of influence, including the next generation of sailors. We work closely with our ambassadors to drive change within the sport by creating dialogue, leading by example, and ensuring junior sailors are educated and energized to protect and care for our oceans.

Ambassador Grants

All Ambassadors have the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization of their choice, focusing on specific ocean health projects. These collaborations are an important element of our mission and programmatic strategy. They also empower our Ambassadors to act as changemakers in their communities and use their influence to unite fans and peers around shared values. The Ambassadors serve as a point of contact with their chosen non-profit and assist in the development of the project’s scope, work plan, evaluation, and promotion.

Pictured above, Yago Lange sailing with his brother Klaus Lange in the 2019 49ER Europeans in Weymouth, U.K. Photo credit: Jesus Renedo | Sailing Energy

Past Ambassadors