Transat Jacques vabre paris skippers press conference 11th Hour Racing Team Charlie Enright Pascal Bidegorry
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Charlie and Pascal head to Paris to participate in the Tip & Shaft Connect sustainability conference and the skipper's press conference ahead of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

A Day in Paris: TJV Press Conference

A Day in Paris: TJV Press Conference

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Merconcept (founded by Francois Gabart) will be the team's strategic performance and technical partner and work with French grantee organizations.

MerConcept Strategic Partnership

MerConcept Strategic Partnership

Pascal Bidegorry to co-skipper 11th hour racing in 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre
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Charlie Enright will be joined by Co-Skipper Pascal Bidégorry, a six-time TJV participant and navigator of the winning team of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

Pascal Bidégorry to Co-Skipper in TJV

Pascal Bidégorry to Co-Skipper in TJV

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Learn about the history of the TJV, the first offshore challenge for 11th Hour Racing Team. The IMOCA 60 class crosses the start line on October 27 in Le Havre.

Transat Jacques Vabre Facts & Figures

Transat Jacques Vabre: Facts and Figures

The Team

Our sights are set on the next edition of The Ocean Race 2021-2022 with Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, Co-Founders of 1 Degree. We will use our sport of sailing as a global platform to inspire positive action among sailing and coastal communities and sports fans around the world to create long-lasting change for ocean health.

Mark Towill

Honolulu, HI

“Each day we are racing together against time. This is the ocean hour.”

Charlie Enright

Bristol, RI

“The ocean connects us all. We only thrive if our oceans thrive.”

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Volvo OCean Race Leg 1 Win

The Ocean Race

The ultimate team challenge in ocean racing, The Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) first debuted in 1973 as the Whitbread Round-the-World Race. It’s a 9-month, 45,000-mile sprint across the world’s oceans. Mark Towill and Charlie Enright are two-time participants, gunning for a third start in Alicante, Spain in the Fall of 2021.

Our Next Challenge

The 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) is the team’s first competitive milestone leading up to the start of The Ocean Race. The two-handed race runs every other year from Le Havre, France to Salvador De Bahia, Brazil and is known as “the old coffee route.” This will be the team’s first entry in the TJV, which starts on October 27, 2019.

Our Title Sponsor

Since 2010 11th Hour Racing has been working within the sailing community and maritime industries to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore ocean health. They believe in harnessing the power of sport to promote collaborative and systemic change -- one degree at a time -- and so do we!

Our Boat

Rebranded as 11th Hour Racing in summer 2019, the IMOCA 60 class boat (formerly Hugo Boss) was launched in 2015 as one of the most technologically-advanced racing yachts ever built, with hydrofoils to lift the hull out of the water and reduce drag. It was the runner-up in the 2016 Vendee Globe.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Volvo OCean Race Leg 1 Win

The Ocean Race

The ultimate team challenge in ocean racing, The Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) first debuted in 1973 as the Whitbread Round-the-World Race. It’s a 9-month, 45,000-mile sprint across the world’s oceans. Mark Towill and Charlie Enright are two-time participants, gunning for a third start in Alicante, Spain in the Fall of 2021.

Our Next Challenge

The 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) is the team’s first competitive milestone leading up to the start of The Ocean Race. The two-handed race runs every other year from Le Havre, France to Salvador De Bahia, Brazil and is known as “the old coffee route.” This will be the team’s first entry in the TJV, which starts on October 27, 2019.

Our Title Sponsor

Since 2010 11th Hour Racing has been working within the sailing community and maritime industries to advance solutions and practices that protect and restore ocean health. They believe in harnessing the power of sport to promote collaborative and systemic change -- one degree at a time -- and so do we!

Our Boat

Rebranded as 11th Hour Racing in summer 2019, the IMOCA 60 class boat (formerly Hugo Boss) was launched in 2015 as one of the most technologically-advanced racing yachts ever built, with hydrofoils to lift the hull out of the water and reduce drag. It was the runner-up in the 2016 Vendee Globe.

Ocean Hour

Driven by the vision of vibrant healthy oceans and communities supported and inspired by the sport of sailing, we will focus on four guiding principles throughout our racing campaign.

Leadership

Leadership

We lead by advocating for ocean health and climate action within the industry, communities and fan base.

Collaboration

Collaboration

We engage stakeholders to create sustainable solutions, minimizing the environmental footprints across spheres of influence.

Legacy

Legacy

We will leave a lasting legacy for future generations by inspiring others to make changes — one degree at a time.

Innovation

Innovation

We explore and develop innovative solutions to manage resources, while promoting the shift to a sustainable marine industry.

Leadership

Leadership

We lead by advocating for ocean health and climate action within the industry, communities and fan base.

Collaboration

Collaboration

We engage stakeholders to create sustainable solutions, minimizing the environmental footprints across spheres of influence.
Legacy

Legacy

We will leave a lasting legacy for future generations by inspiring others to make changes — one degree at a time.

Innovation

Innovation

We explore and develop innovative solutions to manage resources, while promoting the shift to a sustainable marine industry.

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