The first American team to win The Ocean Race is recognised as Team of the Year in annual awards night ceremony
Skipper Charlie Enright was on hand to pick up the Team of the Year prize at the World Sailing annual awards night held in Malaga, Spain on Tuesday evening.
From January to July of this year, Enright led his 11th Hour Racing Team to a come from behind victory in The Ocean Race, demonstrating remarkable resilience and fortitude over the toughest fully crewed offshore race in the world.
And for Enright, the victory was a team effort:
“Winning this race has been such an achievement for the entire team,” he told the crowd at a homecoming event in Newport, Rhode Island at a victory party during the summer. “We went through the first half of the race not winning a leg and then, as I’m sure this community remembers, we won Leg 4 into our hometown of Newport. This was a turning point for us in the race and the momentum stayed with us right through to the final victory.”
Our congratulations go out to all of the very deserving winners on Tuesday evening.
Warner Bros. Discovery documentary to stream in the USA on Max
“A Voyage of Discovery: The Ocean Race” is a three-part documentary following the inside story of the sailors who take on the challenge of The Ocean Race. Released earlier this month on Eurosport, the documentary will be available to stream on Max from November 15.
11th Hour Racing Team skipper Charlie Enright is one of four sailors the documentary focusses on as viewers get a chance to live the highs and lows of The Ocean Race with the people who know it best.