#OceanHour: What We’re Listening to this Week

11th Hour Racing Team has been keeping busy at home while the boat stays behind closed doors in France, and we’ve gathered a list of some of the things we’ve been consuming to expand our knowledge on ocean health and sustainability topics. In an effort to improve the team’s baseline of information during these quieter times, each team member is being asked to spend at least 10 hours a month learning on subjects of their choosing in addition to topics provided by our sustainability team. Each week we’ll share our favorite sustainability-focused content scoured from across the web to give you inspiration for your daily dose of #oceanhour.

The Sustainability Report: Chris Mezdzer

Olympian Chris Mazdzer on climate change and the power of the athlete voice. Chris is the first sustainability ambassador to the International Olympic Committee and is working with the organization to create sustainability standards and educate other athletes on climate change.


WSL Pure | One Ocean with Kona Johnson “How an ecosystem is rebuilding in the middle of the ocean”

Kona revisits his sailing adventures to the Palmyra Atoll,  a designated “Hope Spot” by Mission Blue, with surfers John John and Nathan Florence. We also suggest watching the docuseries of their journey “Vela.”



Innovation Inspired by Nature and Millions of Elders: Biomimicry and How Nature Would Do It: This month the team hosted an #oceanhour training session for 11th Hour Racing Team members and our partners, focusing on biomimicry and potential applications within the marine industry. These two podcasts helped us get a better understanding of the concept. Stay tuned for more on this topic for Biodiversity Day on May 22.


Fully Charged

Calling all tech nerds!  Members of our design and performance team have been digging into a number of podcasts exploring innovative solutions from other industries and how we can apply them to our team operations – including recycling wind turbines and the ethics behind batteries.

We’ll catch you next week to share “What we’re watching” on ocean health and sustainability topics.