The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives aligned to World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030. The winner will be awarded a $10,000 prize to further their sustainability initiatives.


Entries are encouraged from individual sailors, sailing clubs, events, classes, federations, and the wider marine industry, no matter how big or small their program or initiative may be. People are encouraged to nominate others or apply themselves.


The nominations deadline is October 15th, 2021.


Sustainability experts will assess the nominations and decide on a shortlist of four. The winner will be announced at the 2021 World Sailing Awards.


Please contact Scott Over, Commercial Director at World Sailing.

Previous Winners

2020 – Starboard
Starboard claimed the 2020 trophy for their sustainability initiatives including the Plastic Offset Program which sees the reclaiming of 1.1kg of plastic for every board produced. Starboard also has a stand up paddleboard kids educational program and has reduced their own carbon emissions. They also compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions of each board manufactured by planting mangrove trees to absorb emissions 10 times over.

2019 – Royal Yachting Association (RYA) / The Green Blue
Royal Yachting Association (RYA) / The Green Blue won the Award for their efforts to empower boaters in the United Kingdom to take action on sustainability through providing clear training and guidance on key issues to over 1,500 sailing clubs and 1,500 sail training centers. 

2018 – Corpus Christi Yacht Club (CCYC)
Corpus Christi Yacht Club (CCYC) won the inaugural award in 2018 following the successful delivery of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships. Driven by the dedication of the CCYC volunteer Green Team, the Youth Worlds was the first World Sailing Championship with a focus on ocean conservation and sustainability.