Joining forces for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas and 11th Hour Racing aimed for exemplary results – both on the water and for the planet. The team set the goal to be the most environmentally sustainable team to have ever competed in the Volvo Ocean Race.
A selection of initiatives from the team’s robust sustainability strategy, included:
Charlie Enright and Mark Towill came away from the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race with an important message and an inspired mission:
Under their leadership, Vestas 11th Hour Racing set out to participate in the most grueling race on earth, sailing to the most remote places on earth, while bearing witness to global change and sharing the import message of protecting and restoring our oceans.
The team is intent on winning on and off the water; promoting renewable energy and ocean health, with a particular focus on reducing marine debris, and implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan for the sailing team.
The Vestas 11th Hour Racing team’s mission was to be the most environmentally sustainable team to have ever competed in the Volvo Ocean Race. The infographic and images below are a snapshot of the team’s efforts.
visited the team’s Exploration Zone – a dedicated educational space with interactive displays focused on wind and water. Visitors explored the power of wind as a renewable energy source, learned about researching the deep seas, stopping micro-fibers pollution, and the concepts of creating a circular economy.