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World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Awards 2022

  • Alexandra Richam, Sustainable Development Manager at World Sailing, Para Sailor and five-time World Champion. Jury President.
  • Lungi Mchunu, sailor, polar explorer and citizen scientist known as the first African woman to sail to the Arctic. She is an alumnus of Homeward Bound and is currently a sailor aboard the Maiden’s World Tour to raise funds for girls’ education in STEMM. She is also working to complete Pole to Pole and compete in the toughest solo sailing race, the Vendée Globe.
  • Hannah Mills OBEthe most successful sailor in Olympic history, two-time Olympic and two-time World Champion, IOC Ambassador for Sustainability, spokesperson for SailGP Global Sustainability and founder of the Big Plastic Pledge.
  • Cristina Mittermeierworld-renowned conservationist and photographer, co-founder of SeaLegacy, named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year, recipient of Smithsonian Conservation Photographer of the Year Award, Imaging Award for Photographers Who Give Back, the Sylvia Earle Medal from the Seattle Aquarium and the Global Vision Award from Travel + Leisure.
  • Bruno Giuntolisustainability manager at Foiling Week, a World Sailing special event, and founder of the Foiling SuMoth Challenge which brings together students from around the world to design, build and sail a sustainable Moth.
  • Todd McGuiremanaging director of 11th Hour Racing, sponsor of the award.
  • Peter BurlingMNZM, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished sailors, Olympic gold medalist, nine-time world champion, two-time America’s Cup champion and two-time World Sailor of the Year. Co-founder of the Live Ocean Foundation.

The closing date for submissions is 2 September and the four finalists will be announced on 22 September.

From these finalists, a public vote will help determine the winner who will be announced at the 2022 World Sailing Awards on October 25, 2022, to be held during the World Sailing Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi. Winners will receive a $10,000 prize to continue their sustainability agenda.

Click here for the 2022 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award Nomination Form.

Launched in 2018, the award celebrates the implementation of high-impact, highly replicable sustainability initiatives aligned with World Sailing’s 2030 sustainability agenda. 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. Past winners of the award have all demonstrated their commitment to reducing their environmental impact and raising awareness about conservation.