11TH HOUR RACING TEAM
© Amore Ross | 11th Hour Racing
ABOUT THE TEAM
As sailors, we have a direct connection to the ocean. It’s our office, our playground, and our livelihood. Ultimately, our team along with every individual on the planet is responsible for taking care of it.
Charlie and Mark's first circumnavigation of the globe opened their eyes to the tremendous amount of pollution that exists in the world’s seas and has motivated them to do something about it.
In collaboration with their partners, Vestas and 11th Hour Racing, Charlie and Mark were committed to leading the most sustainable team in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race (now The Ocean Race). Bringing sustainability into every level of the campaign -- from logistics and operations to outreach and communications.
To increase the team's understanding + confidence as ambassadors for sustainability + how individuals can take action to reduce their environmental impact, all members of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing Team participated in training at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Driven by the vision of vibrant healthy oceans and communities supported and inspired by the sport of sailing, 11th Hour Racing Team will focus on four guiding principles throughout our racing campaign.
We lead by advocating for ocean health and climate action within the industry, communities and fan base.
We engage stakeholders to create sustainable solutions, minimizing the environmental footprints across spheres of influence.
We will leave a lasting legacy for future generations by inspiring others to make changes — one degree at a time.
We explore and develop innovative solutions to manage resources, while promoting the shift to a sustainable marine industry.
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