11th Hour Racing is committed to mobilizing the sailing and marine communities to create systemic change for the improved health of our oceans. Fostering environmentally sustainable practices on and off the water is critical, and requires commitment across many sectors including industry, research, nonprofits, and the sailing community. Recognizing the unique platform offered by the sailing and marine industries, we see the opportunity these communities present to advance innovative practices, promote sustainable initiatives, and to develop new ways to use resources in a more responsible manner. 11th Hour Racing seeks not only to drive change in the sailing and marine industries, but also to facilitate a more responsible use of energy and resources among the private sector, governments, and individuals.
We engage natural advocates for the health of our oceans and waterways: the sailing community and the maritime industries, each of which rely on our waters intimately for their livelihood and recreation. Our vision for the future is one where the oceans are cleaner and healthier because sailors and coastal communities are strong ocean stewards helping to improve and protect our oceans, and sustainable practices and technology are widely utilized throughout sailing and maritime industries ranging from increased use of renewable energy, a reduction of waste and plastics going into both landfills and into the ocean, and improved water quality nearshore and offshore.
11th Hour Racing seeks to advance innovative projects that improve the health of our oceans and address the dynamic environmental challenges facing the sailing and marine communities. We seek proposals that align with 11th Hour Racing’s program strategy to advance one or more of our program’s focus areas:
-Support and promote solutions that reduce ocean pollution;
-Advance clean technologies and best practices that reduce the environmental impact of the sailing industry and maritime communities; and
-Educate and foster ocean stewardship amongst sailing and coastal communities.