Based in Newport, Rhode Island, 11th Hour Racing establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean. Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has been harnessing the power of sport through three primary areas of engagement: Sponsorships, Grantees, and Ambassadors.
11th Hour Racing believes fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical to the restoration of our ocean and its vital resources. As one steers a boat with a gentle, steady hand, 11th Hour Racing strives to advance winning environment and performance practices one degree at a time.
When we need protection from the elements, we turn to Musto – sailing’s leading premium technical clothing brand. The team will be outfitted head to toe with Musto high performance clothing both on and off the water. As part of the partnership, the team will work together with Musto to develop the next generation of HPX racing gear along with a line of fully-sustainable products.
Marlow Ropes is the leading manufacturer of high performance running rigging and provides 11th Hour Racing Team with lines from the Grand Prix custom-made series. The team will use the new Blue Ocean Docklines, made 100% from recycled bottles, to make sure the team’s IMOCA 60 is tied securely to the dock.
B&G® is the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, providing the Team with the latest race-proven marine electronics, including the newly launched Nemesis screens and BioBase™ technology. Supporting the team’s mission to protect our aquatic environments, BioBase is a one-of-a-kind mapping solution for monitoring water quality characteristics.
Water Footprint Implementation supports the assessment and reduction of the Team’s water footprint. They translate scientific data into practice, and help quantify and manage our water risks to help achieve our target of running a water neutral campaign.
Karün, the official eyewear supplier for 11th Hour Racing Team, creates sunglasses from recycled ocean plastics. Based in Patagonia, Chile, Karün’s products enable the brand to share a new perspective of the world and fund long-term projects that help protect vast territories of pure nature and empower local entrepreneurs.
Exposure OLAS, producer of top-of-the-line maritime lighting products, is the Team’s trusted supplier to provide light and safety in all aspects of the campaign, from yacht maintenance, to coach boat safety and, of course, during offshore racing. With rechargeable batteries, Exposure OLAS products will help the Team reduce our waste footprint.
Ecoworks Marine helps 11th Hour Racing Team keep the boat clean and the ocean protected with marine safe and environmentally-friendly maintenance and cleaning products. Marpol compliant, their products are sustainably sourced, replacing hazardous and undesirable ingredients with renewable or naturally derived alternatives.
The Guzzle H2O STREAM water filtration system provides the Team with clean, fresh-tasting water when access to potable water is limited. We use the system dockside to refill our water canisters for offshore sailing sessions and personal water bottles, helping to reduce our plastic footprint.
The French offshore sailing company, founded by sailing legend Francois Gabart, has over a decade of experience working with offshore sailing programs to develop cutting-edge boat technology, new systems, and training programs. Merconcept is a strategic partner to the team focusing on performance and technical aspects of the campaign. MerConcept will also collaborate on legacy projects with 11th Hour Racing Team grantees based in France.
Oakcliff Sailing is an adult and youth training center located in Oyster Bay, New York. They offer trainees a proving ground to develop their skill set and professional network in the three big areas of competitive sailing: the America’s Cup, the Olympics, and The Ocean Race. The partnership was formed to create new pathways for young, hard-working Americans to follow their dreams of establishing careers in the sailing industry.
The USMMA Sailing Foundation’s primary goal is to provide maritime training and education opportunities by working with Warrior Sailing, the US Marine Merchant Academy, and the New York Harbor School, among other organizations. 11th Hour Racing team will engage with participants of these training programs throughout The Ocean Race 2022-23.
Sail Newport, Inc., founded in 1983, is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization and home to New England’s largest public sailing center which is considered Rhode Island’s premier public sailing site. Sail Newport’s mission is to promote and operate affordable public sailing instruction, rental programs and to create opportunities to attract new sailors to the sport. Sail Newport hosts the Team when we are at our home base in Newport, Rhode Island.