|What is 11th Hour Racing?11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote collaborative systemic change for the health of our coastal, offshore and freshwater environments.
11th Hour Racing reminds us that we are at the 11th hour, and we can’t afford to wait any longer; the time to act is now. As one steers a boat with a gentle, steady hand, 11th Hour Racing endeavors to advance winning environmental and performance practices one degree at a time.
The sport of sailing, with its worldwide community, provides a unique opportunity to spread the message of responsible living and sustainability:
- Sailors have a special connection to the natural world; they harness the power of the wind to explore the globe and use the ocean’s vast natural resources as their backyard and workplace.
- Sailors are also some of the first to see our harmful impact on the ocean, and increasingly they are driving action and innovation to address these environmental challenges.