In 2018, World Sailing and 11th Hour Racing joined forces to create the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. The award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly replicable sustainability initiatives aligned with the World Sailing Sustainability Agenda 2030. The award has distributed $50,000 in grants to five winners.
Winners are decided on a proportional vote from a judging panel and the public ballot. The international award applicants range from individuals, sailing clubs, events, classes, federations, and the wider marine industry. The 2023 winner will be announced at the World Sailing Awards on November 14 in Málaga, Spain.
- Each award winner will be given a $10,000 prize to further their sustainability initiatives, and a trophy made from recycled carbon fiber.
- The judging panel consists of World Sailing’s Sustainability Commission, World Sailing’s Sustainability Programme Manager, a representative from World Sailing’s Board, and a representative from 11th Hour Racing.
- The award is presented alongside the Hempel Team of the Year and the Goslings Boat of the Year, the World Sailing President’s Development Award, the Beppe Croce Trophy, and The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.