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When you’re face-to-face with the elements, in the grip of the Wind and the Water, you know that standing still means falling behind. To move forward, we’ve got to work together.

Vestas and 11th Hour Racing join forces to compete in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with one simple mission: Achieve exemplary results in sport and be the most sustainable team in the race. This is our opportunity to win the most epic sprint around our fragile planet, whilst showcasing business as a force for good.

As experienced organisations and individuals, we understand the need to set a precedent whereby helping you, our partners and fans, accomplish your own sustainable goals.

We advocate for effective solutions for a clean atmosphere and marine habitat, harnessing the power of nature for a cleaner tomorrow, and using unparalleled knowledge to empower collaborative, systematic change for our environment.

Get involved, above and below the surface. Let’s lead sustainability, together.

Meet the team

It’s a world that will far exceed the predicted 10% of electricity generated by wind by 2020. A world populated by far more than the 59,000 turbines we’ve already installed on behalf of customers in more than 75 countries across six continents.

At Vestas, we believe the energy future belongs to sustainable energy sources, as renewable energies led by wind are already competitive on purely economic grounds in many markets.

Our vision is to be the global leader in sustainable energy solutions, and together with our partners, 11th Hour Racing, and our team, we aim to tackle the challenges face by this, our fragile planet, and promote a cleaner tomorrow.

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RACING TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

There is only one global ocean – a mesmerizing playing field that inspires every sailor’s dreams.

At 11th Hour Racing, we harness the power of sport to increase our understanding of the marine environments, find innovative solutions to the issues that impact these resources, and promote stewardship of the seas – one degree at a time.

We engage the most natural advocates for the health of our ocean: the sailing community and the maritime industries. Through the powerful partnership with Vestas, our team is leading the race towards an even more sustainable future.

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SUB-SPONSORS

Argo Group

Sub-sponsor

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group is a proud sub-sponsor of Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

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SUPPLIERS

Musto

Supplier

As the world's leading sailing brand, Musto continually push the boundaries of design and innovation. They create technical performance clothing that provides athletes across multiple disciplines with ocean engineered protection for all weather conditions, protecting them on the outside, making them stronger on the inside to give them the inside edge. Musto is the official team clothing supplier for Vestas 11th Hour Racing.

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Bluewater

Supplier

Bluewater water purifiers deliver the world’s most effective tap water cleaning technology, removing over 99% of most known pollutants. Bluewater is the official supplier of water filter technology to Vestas 11th Hour Racing's team and hospitality areas.

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Aethic

Supplier

Aethic developed a sunscreen which does not damage marine life and coral before this became a major issue and without legislative pressure. The formula for Aethic Sôvée triple-filter sunscreen was scientifically validated, peer-verified and is the only one to hold an ecocompatible patent. Aethic the official sunscreen provider to Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

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Karün

Supplier

At Karün, we are using eyewear as a symbol of the different perspective we can have in our lives, by collaborating with people from around the world to start actively changing the logic behind businesses. Together, we are proving that it is possible to make the best quality products, but in a completely different way. Karün is the official team eyewear supplier for this race.

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SOS

Supplier

SOS is a hydration drink as effective as an IV drip to treat dehydration. We solve thirst in both medical and every-day environments. SOS is designed by a doctor and two former professional athletes. SOS is safe for everyone in the household. SOS has no artificial additives, colors or preservatives and we are an Organic company. SOS is sold around the world in the US, UK, NZ, Australia and Japan in both Hospitals and your local grocery store.

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COLLABORATORS

Oakcliff

Collaborator

Oakcliff Sailing is one of the best sailing centers in the world. Founded in 2010 by Hunt and Betsy Lawrence in order to raise the caliber of sailing in the United States, Oakcliff Sailing has added programming each year from Offshore Racing to High Performance as well as Inshore Match Racing, On Board Reporting and Foiling Camp. Based on the North Shore of Long Island, just outside of New York City, Oakcliff boasts an expert group of coaches, industry leaders, and alumni.

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Danish Sailing Federation

Collaborator

The Danish Sailing Federation is Denmark's national organization for all forms of sailing, connected to the Danish Sports Federation, the International Sailing Federation and other relevant international organizations. Vestas has agreed with the Federation to integrate Danish sailors into the operations of Vestas 11th Hour Racing. In particular, the Danish sailors will operate all M32 sailing at the eight stopovers where this is made available by race organizers.

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USMMA Sailing Foundation

Collaborator

The USMMA Sailing Foundation's mission is to actively solicit the donation of vessels to be used in various maritime programs for education and training.

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