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Billion Oyster Project’s oyster cages collectively form oyster reefs in New York City. Photo credit: Harry KH / 11th Hour Racing

STORIES OF OCEAN RESTORATION

Discover the latest news about 11th Hour Racing and how we work with global sports, sustainability, and nonprofit leaders to create a more sustainable world that benefits our ocean.

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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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Sponsorship 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;…

Read More
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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Greenboats, winner of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award Winners Announced

The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award went to Greenboats for the pioneering design and manufacture of natural fibre…

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11th Hour Racing Named Official Supplier of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Organization to sponsor waste management initiatives in the Saint-Malo race village Expanding its global reach using the power of sport…

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World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award Finalists Announced

Four exceptional finalists have been shortlisted for the 2022 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, representing the full spectrum…

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The Right to Thrive

Rising sea levels, drought, and deforestation simultaneously devastate people and the planet. These instabilities cause ecosystems to decline instead of…

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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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Ambassador Stories

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#InvestingInOurPlanet Means Investing in People

Sailors. Students. Sports fans.  At 11th Hour Racing, we’re joining our communities to raise our voices for the Earth this…

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11th Hour Racing Ambassador, and Parley Argentina Coordinator Yago Lange set out to fulfill his dream of foiling in the icy waters of Lake Argentino, where the emblematic Perito Moreno Glacier is located. Photo credit: Marko Magister

Ambassador Yago Lange Makes History by Foiling in front of Perito Glacier

Amazed by the glaciers of his country, Argentina, 11th Hour Racing Ambassador, and Parley Argentina Coordinator Yago Lange set out…

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At La’Pai, Yago learned more about planting a food garden alongside the women participating in the program. Photo credit: Mateo Caride

Conservation Efforts in Argentina are the Beginning of a Larger Shift #fortheocean

11th Hour Racing Ambassador Yago Lange of Argentina is as enthusiastic about protecting his local waters as he is about…

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International Women's Day, Elizabeth Kratzig, Shara Fisler, Justine Mettraux

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Meet three incredible female leaders at the crossroads of sport and science March 8th marks International Women’s Day! Today we’re…

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Get to Know Ambassador John Mollicone

Ambassador John Mollicone has been the Head Coach of Coed and Women’s Sailing at Brown University since 1999, and actively…

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YAGO SAILING WITH HIS BROTHER KLAUS IN THE 2019 49ER EUROPEANS IN WEYMOUTH, U.K. PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO CREDIT: JESUS RENEDO | SAILING ENERGY

Get to know Ambassador Yago Lange

Our newest Ambassador, Yago Lange is an Argentinian Olympic sailor and environmental activist. He focuses on creating awareness on ocean…

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How Our Partners are Adapting to COVID-19

How our Partners are Adapting to COVID-19

Organizations around the world have been forced to chart a new course as we navigate these difficult times. Many of…

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Ambassador François Gabart. Credit: MerConcept

Get to know Ambassador François Gabart

Our first Ambassador from France, François Gabart is a skipper, competitor, and engineer currently focused on building a new Ultim…

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Composting for the Ocean

On Thanksgiving, Americans will throw away 200 million pounds of turkey -- and 40 million tons of food will be…

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Grantee Stories

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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Hudson River Community Sailing’s Sail Academy provides year-round youth development, academic enrichment, and leadership education through sailing and boatbuilding in New York City, N.Y. Photo credit: Leigh Beckett

How Ocean Literacy Provides Opportunities for Unique Career Paths

Do you remember your first connection to the water? Perhaps it was a family trip to the beach, a friend’s…

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Plastic Free July is a Global Movement

Plastic Free July is a Global Movement

We’ve all adopted the mindset of reducing, refusing, and reusing in our homes and offices, so how is plastic still…

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earth day, planet earth,

#InvestingInOurPlanet Means Investing in People

Sailors. Students. Sports fans.  At 11th Hour Racing, we’re joining our communities to raise our voices for the Earth this…

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Urban Water Challenge Announces its Cohort IV Startups

The Future of Water in Coastal Cities — Urban Water Challenge Announces its Cohort IV Startups

Join our six finalists as they make coastal cities more healthy, efficient, equitable, and resilient. We are excited to introduce…

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Choose Magic

A short film by 11th Hour Racing [embed]https://youtu.be/sXe5HoFVZXg[/embed] From the bustling boulevards of New York City to the urban backyards…

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A floating wetland in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 11th Hour Racing’s grant to the National Aquarium supports research investigating the rate of nutrient removal from the harbor by floating wetlands. Photo credit: ​​David Coffey/National Aquarium

Floating Wetlands

Visit the National Aquarium’s floating wetland science lab In many urban harbors around the world, native wetlands have been devastated…

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11th Hour Racing Awards 23 Grants Totaling $1.92 Million on World Ocean Day

Funding for new grantees focused on ocean conservation, investigative journalism, and coastal sustainability Building on 10 years of philanthropic work…

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Enabling Nature to Restore Itself

As the northern hemisphere springs to life, we’re celebrating ecosystem restoration all month long. Ecosystem restoration includes preventing, halting, and…

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