Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resources 2022 - LEADERBOARD

11th Hour Racing continues support of all-women eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021 Voyages

by Alessandra Ghezzi 28 Sep 2019 16:42 BST
eXXpedition North Pacific leg 1 Hawaii to Vancouver © Eleanor Church / Lark Rise Pictures

11th Hour Racing is proud to continue its support of eXXpedition, with a grant that will fund the organization's next set of voyages, eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021.

This all-female pioneering ocean sailing expedition will circumnavigate the globe, raising awareness of and explore solutions to, the devastating environmental and health impacts of single-use plastics and toxic substances in the world's oceans.

"eXXpedition has proven to be a powerful force for change, empowering hundreds of women who have participated in its voyages," noted Michelle Carnevale, Grant Program Director, 11th Hour Racing. "These voyages create a strong community of changemakers and leaders working to stop plastic pollution at the source with new, unseen solutions."

11th Hour Racing's grant provides initial funding to develop and launch the voyage, and this announcement comes as eXXpedition prepares to embark on its journey, departing from Plymouth, UK on October 8th, 2019. Three hundred women, from an applicant pool of almost 10,000, will rotate throughout 30 legs and 38,000 nautical miles aboard S.V. TravelEdge. The journey will end in London, England, September 2021, after sailing through four of five oceanic gyres, and through the Arctic. Each crew member will collect new scientific data, conduct local outreach in port, attend media events at each stopover, and be trained to run workshops within their home networks to raise awareness of, and combat plastic pollution.

"eXXpedition began as an all-women venture when I was learning about the potential toxic implications of chemicals used in the production of plastic, and other pollutants in our environment, on female health," said Emily Penn, Co-Founder, eXXpedition. "Women are underrepresented in sailing and science, which I'm passionate to readdress by promoting positive female role models and I'm so thankful and delighted to have the support of 11th Hour Racing to be able to do that. Since the first voyage, I have also been blown away by how key the 'all women' aspect of these voyages has become. There is something unique about taking a passionate group of women to sea. Boundaries are let down, as we overcome challenges together. Bonds form fast and last for life!"

The 11th Hour Racing grant also supports Emily Penn's 10 leadership workshops in sailing and coastal communities, where she will focus on ocean pollution, educating participants on how they can leverage their networks, teams, and communities to create lasting change on a deeper level. Three successful workshops have already taken place with the US and German Olympic Sailing Teams, and the 52 Super Series.

exxpedition.com

Related Articles

Under the Hull now available on YouTube
Brand new 11th Hour Racing Team documentary Under the Hull is now available on YouTube Premiere, allowing viewers to enjoy the first showing of the feature length documentary from anywhere in the world. Posted on 16 Jun
11th Hour Racing Team to release TJV documentary
Under the Hull will be a feature length documentary 11th Hour Racing Team will release Under the Hull a feature length documentary following the offshore sailing team as they take on the infamous French race, the Transat Jacques Vabre Posted on 10 Jun
11th Hour Racing Team sets sail for Newport
Skipper Charlie Enright joined by newcomer to the team Francesca Clapcich Professional offshore sailing outfit, 11th Hour Racing Team, has set off for its first major ocean crossing in its new IMOCA race boat - Malama. Posted on 27 May
11th Hour Racing Team and Save The Med partner up
Dedicated to the regeneration of the marine ecosystem in Mallorca's Formentor area 11th Hour Racing Team and Save The Med Foundation have launched an innovative partnership dedicated to the regeneration of the marine ecosystem in Mallorca's Formentor area. Posted on 5 Apr
Lifting the lid on boat build impacts
New case study & material life cycle analysis of IMOCA class A dramatic rise in the carbon footprint of the build of a performance race boat has been unveiled in the Sustainable Design and Build Report from US-based offshore sailing outfit 11th Hour Racing Team. Posted on 18 Feb
Charlie Enright speaks on Ocean Health
One Ocean Summit aimed to establish tangible commitments by global policymakers for years to come Yesterday, 11th Hour Racing Team Skipper, Charlie Enright (USA), spoke at the One Ocean Summit in Brest, France, calling for concrete action to protect the ocean and reverse its declining health. Posted on 12 Feb
2022 11th Hour Racing Team plans unveiled
Two transatlantic crossings, extended time in the USA, and plenty of training Two transatlantic crossings, extended time in the USA, and plenty of training in preparation for The Ocean Race 2022-23 - the upcoming 12 months will be busy at 11th Hour Racing Team! Posted on 1 Feb
11th Hour Racing builds up to The Ocean Race
US-based offshore sailing outfit to complete two transatlantic crossings in 2022 US-based offshore sailing outfit 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its 2022 plans as it builds up to the pinnacle of crewed offshore ocean racing - The Ocean Race 2022-23. Posted on 27 Jan
A message from 11th Hour Racing Team
Charlie Enright reflects on a flat out 2021 Sitting here at home in Rhode Island and as we head into the holiday season, I've been looking back on all that has been done by the team and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved. 2021 was an insanely busy year for 11th Hour Racing Team. Posted on 23 Dec 2021
A bittersweet arrival for Malama in Martinique
Finishing the Transat Jacques Vabre in 13th place On Sunday November 28 at 2204 local (0204 UTC on November 29), 11th Hour Racing Team's brand new 60-foot race boat 'Malama' crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Fort-de-France, Martinique, taking 13th place in the 22-strong IMOCA Class. Posted on 29 Nov 2021