The public vote for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award is now open.
The 2020 finalists showcase the depth of global sustainability initiatives within the marine industry and include:
The Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship (NZL)
Northern Light Composites (NLComp) (ITA)
The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030.
Public voting has been introduced for the first time in 2020 with the vote open today [27 November] and running through to Friday 4 December.
The initial judging phase was conducted by Jan Dawson, World Sailing Vice-President 2016-2020, Mike Golding OBE, World Sailing Sustainability Commission Chair, Todd McGuire, Managing Director of 11th Hour Racing, Julie Duffus, Head of Sustainability for the Olympic Movement, and Jalese Gordon, Emerging Nations Programme graduate and Laser Radial sailor.
The winner of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award will receive a $10,000 USD prize to help further their sustainability activities, as well as an iconic trophy made from recycled carbon fibre which was sourced from an America’s Cup boat and infused with bio resin.
The winner will be announced on 9 December.