As we sail around the world in The Ocean Race, our team is committed to advancing local initiatives that improve the health of our oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and marine communities.
We seek projects that align with 11th Hour Racing’s programmatic strategy to advance one or more of these focus areas:
- Ocean Literacy & Stewardship – increase the understanding and appreciation of the importance of healthy oceans and waterways to communities through experiential learning, citizen science, and powerful story-telling
- Clean Technologies & Best Practices – advance practices and technologies in coastal communities and the marine industry that reduce waste, prevent plastic pollution, improve water quality, and assess new circular solutions
- Ecosystem Restoration – improve water quality, bolster coastal resilience, and sequester carbon through coastal habitat restoration