Students engaged in ocean literacy education and sustainability design challenges in 2021

People attended events we sponsored in 2021

Sponsorships have led to a sizeable shift in the sailing industry’s approach to sustainability


We use the power of sport to sell sustainability instead of products. By sponsoring organizations and events interested in reducing their environmental impact, we enable them to become leaders in ocean health. Our sponsorships provide funds, tools, and resources to empower with a focus on sport, strategic innovation, and sustainable technologies.

We place a strong emphasis on the connection between land and water — because what happens on land affects our ocean and waterways. 

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Sponsorship Strategy

We engage with the broader maritime industry and coastal communities through a variety of projects. The unifying narrative – “​the success of our planet rides on one thing – the health of our ocean”​ – is felt throughout our programs. 



We optimize the economic, environmental, and social impacts of professional sports on and off the playing field.


Strategic innovation

We foster innovative solutions and sustainability best practices to reduce the environmental impact of large-scale public-facing events.


Sustainable technology

We encourage the development of sustainable technologies and demonstrate their viability.

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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