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 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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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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