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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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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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11th Hour Racing to Power Italian Professional Sailor Francesca Clapcich

On the heels of The Ocean Race win by its sponsored team, 11th Hour Racing is expanding its work beyond…

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11th Hour Racing Provides Support to Nonprofit Organizations in Coastal Communities

Initiatives advance equitable youth education opportunities, composting, and ecosystem restoration 11th Hour Racing announced its support of nine new U.S.…

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11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 25 Nonprofit Organizations #fortheocean

Reinforcing its mission to support local programs that model best practices of sustainability, restore coastal ecosystems, and advance ocean stewardship,…

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The eighth edition of La Copa will hoist its sails on January 13-14, 2024, in the heart of the French sailing valley in Larmor Plage, with 32 skippers competing in a series of tournaments on MiniJ class boats. Credit: Thomas Normand

La Copa set to unfurl its sails in Larmor Plage, France, in January 2024

The eighth edition of La Copa will hoist its sails again on January 13-14, 2024, in the heart of the…

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Sailing’s best to be celebrated at 2023 World Sailing Awards in Málaga

The 2023 World Sailing Awards will be held in Málaga at a gala event on Spain’s Costa del Sol on…

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Foiling Sumoth Challenge Winners Announced At 10th Anniversary Edition Of Foiling Week, With Overall Winner Audace. Credit: Martina Orsini

Foiling Sumoth Challenge Winners Announced at 10th Anniversary Edition of Foiling Week, with Overall Winner Audace

The 2023 Foiling SuMoth Challenge concluded on the final day of the 10th Anniversary of Foiling Week with the announcement…

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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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Imagine H2O is proud to announce that Aclarity is the 2022 Urban Water Challenge Award Winner, supported by Oceankind and 11th Hour Racing’s grant program, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation.

Imagine H2O Announces Aclarity as the Winner Of The 2022 Urban Water Challenge

PFAS destruction technology wins pilot funding challenge For the fourth annual Urban Water Challenge, 211 startups from 37 countries applied,…

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Sponsorship Stories

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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11th Hour Racing to Power Italian Professional Sailor Francesca Clapcich

On the heels of The Ocean Race win by its sponsored team, 11th Hour Racing is expanding its work beyond…

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The eighth edition of La Copa will hoist its sails on January 13-14, 2024, in the heart of the French sailing valley in Larmor Plage, with 32 skippers competing in a series of tournaments on MiniJ class boats. Credit: Thomas Normand

La Copa set to unfurl its sails in Larmor Plage, France, in January 2024

The eighth edition of La Copa will hoist its sails again on January 13-14, 2024, in the heart of the…

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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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Racing with Purpose: 11th Hour Racing and The Ocean Race make a global impact for the ocean Credit: Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race

Racing with Purpose: 11th Hour Racing and The Ocean Race make a global impact for the ocean

The ocean, a vast expanse of blue that covers more than two-thirds of our planet, has long been a source…

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Sailing’s best to be celebrated at 2023 World Sailing Awards in Málaga

The 2023 World Sailing Awards will be held in Málaga at a gala event on Spain’s Costa del Sol on…

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11th Hour Racing's 2022 Highlights

In 2022, 11th Hour Racing’s work was centered in our home state of Rhode Island. From compost to music festivals…

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Foiling Sumoth Challenge Winners Announced At 10th Anniversary Edition Of Foiling Week, With Overall Winner Audace. Credit: Martina Orsini

Foiling Sumoth Challenge Winners Announced at 10th Anniversary Edition of Foiling Week, with Overall Winner Audace

The 2023 Foiling SuMoth Challenge concluded on the final day of the 10th Anniversary of Foiling Week with the announcement…

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Ambassador Stories

Meet Brock Callen, an 11th Hour Racing ambassador born into a family of ocean enthusiasts

Growing up on the small, picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S., Brock Callen discovered his…

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Liz Clark surfing a wave in one of her favorite places, the ocean. Photo credit: Tahui Tufaimea

A Love Letter to the Ocean by 11th Hour Racing Ambassador Liz Clark

Liz Clark is an 11th Hour Racing ambassador whose passion and natural ability to mobilize those around her as a…

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“Everything connects to climate” - meet Jamie Haines, 11th Hour Racing’s inspirational Ambassador

11th Hour Racing Ambassador Jamie Haines is on a lifelong mission to positively contribute to climate and carbon reduction goals…

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11th Hour Racing's 2022 Highlights

In 2022, 11th Hour Racing’s work was centered in our home state of Rhode Island. From compost to music festivals…

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California, spent a decade sailing over 20,000 nautical miles on board her sailboat, Swell, exploring remote surf, learning from different cultures, living sustainably, and raising awareness about environmental issues. Photo credit: Jianca Lazarus

11th Hour Racing Announces New Ambassador, Captain Liz Clark

Sailor and ocean advocate working on environmental protection and youth empowerment 11th Hour Racing announced today its new ambassador, Liz…

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As an ocean conservationist, and diversity and inclusion specialist, Zandile Ndhlovu is helping Black people find comfort in the world beneath the water’s surface. Photo credit: Sacha Specker/ 11th Hour Racing

11th Hour Racing Announces New Ambassador, Zandile Ndhlovu

South Africa's first Black African freediving instructor works to diversify representation in ocean-facing careers 11th Hour Racing announced today its…

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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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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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Grantee Stories

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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11th Hour Racing’s Grant Program - the Global Jigsaw of a Thousand Heartfelt Pieces

Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has had a simple yet global-reaching goal: to create collaborative, systemic change to better the…

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11th Hour Racing Provides Support to Nonprofit Organizations in Coastal Communities

Initiatives advance equitable youth education opportunities, composting, and ecosystem restoration 11th Hour Racing announced its support of nine new U.S.…

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11th Hour Racing Renews Grants with 25 Nonprofit Organizations #fortheocean

Reinforcing its mission to support local programs that model best practices of sustainability, restore coastal ecosystems, and advance ocean stewardship,…

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11th Hour Racing's 2022 Highlights

In 2022, 11th Hour Racing’s work was centered in our home state of Rhode Island. From compost to music festivals…

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Imagine H2O is proud to announce that Aclarity is the 2022 Urban Water Challenge Award Winner, supported by Oceankind and 11th Hour Racing’s grant program, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation.

Imagine H2O Announces Aclarity as the Winner Of The 2022 Urban Water Challenge

PFAS destruction technology wins pilot funding challenge For the fourth annual Urban Water Challenge, 211 startups from 37 countries applied,…

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Polynesian Voyaging Society Sets Off on a Four Year Pacific Voyage #fortheocean

The Hōkūleʻa Crew has arrived in Juneau, Alaska, for the Global Launch of Moananuiākea Voyage, a ceremony to bless and…

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The Outlaw Ocean Project Transforms Investigative Journalism into a New Film Series

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

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Since 2018, 11th Hour Racing has supported Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Challenge as a founding partner of the global innovation competition that invests in scalable water solutions for urban areas.

Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Challenge Shortlists Five Water Tech Startups to Support Scaling their Innovations in Global Cities

Since 2018, 11th Hour Racing has supported Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Challenge as a founding partner of the global innovation…

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