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Opening of the nomination period for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

Opening of the nomination period for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

by World Sailing Jul 15, 2021 23:47 UTC

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Nominations are now open for the 2021 World Sailing 11th Hour Sustainability Award, the highest recognition of achievement in marine sustainability.

First awarded in 2018, the award celebrates the effective execution or continued delivery of high-impact, highly repeatable sustainability initiatives aligned with World Sailing’s 2030 sustainability agenda.

Find the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award 2021 nomination form here.

Since its inception in 2018, the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award has attracted over 100 high-quality entries from around the world who have showcased sustainability initiatives in sport.

World Sailing and 11th Hour Racing encourage entries from individual sailors, sailing clubs, events, classes, federations and the wider maritime industry, regardless of the size of their program or initiative.

Dan Reading, Head of Sustainability at World Sailing, said: “The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award showcases the world’s best marine sustainability initiatives.

“The range of previous winners, Corpus Christi Yacht Club, The Green Blue/RYA and Starboard, shows that the entire sailing community can play a role in our mission to have a meaningful impact on global sustainability.

“We strongly encourage the entire international community, from the smallest of sailing clubs to well-established events and class associations, to nominate and showcase their initiatives and programs in action.”

The Corpus Christi Yacht Club (CCYC) won the inaugural award in 2018 following the success of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships, and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA)/The Green Blue won the accolade in 2019.

In 2020, public voting was introduced to engage the international sailing community. With 10,000 votes received, Starboard won the award for its overall sustainability initiatives, including recovering 1.1 kg of plastic for every board produced through its plastic offset program.

The deadline for nominations is September 10, 2021. An expert panel comprised of World Sailing officials, 11th Hour Racing staff and sustainability experts will evaluate nominations and decide on a shortlist of four .

Public voting will open on October 1, 2021 and the winner will be announced at the 2021 World Sailing Awards.

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