10/7/2011Class 40 Transatlantic
As a new, late addition to the Class 40 race, the appropriately named11th Hour Racing adds an even more international dimension to the raceas two more nationalities sign up for the famous two handedTransatlantic race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. On board11th Hour Racing will be Nicholas Halmos (USA) and Hugh Piggin (NZL)in Class 40 which now has 15 teams registered to start. Teams are deepin their preparations and making ready for their respective deliverytrips to Le Havre as they require to be in Le Havre by Friday 21stOctober. Read the full article>>
Team 11th Hour Racing won the J/24 class at the 2011 Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport on July 9-10. The team consisted of skipper John Mollicone, Quantum Newport's Tim Healy, Geoff Becker, Dan Rabin, and Todd McGuire. The J/24 fleet was one of the largest classes at the event with some very good teams making the trip to compete in the great ocean conditions that Newport has to offer. Five races were sailed, mostly in light-to-moderate sea breezes with some steep waves. 11th Hour Racing finished with a 1-4-1-1-1 for eight points and had great boat speed and teamwork. Chris Jankowski finished second with 13 points and Dave Marshall was third.
From: Marstrand, SwedenHappy 4th everyone! Hope everyone has had an enjoyable and safe July 4th weekend.
Racing started today at the Stena Women's Match Cup. It was a great day of sailing; the wind was funnnelling down between two rocky islands making conditions puffy and shifty. Add in a bit of wind swirl as it came around the two rocky points and you have the makings of a race track that was different every race. We completed five races today finishing 4-1 for the day. Continue Reading>>
Team Maclaren won the Bronze medal at the 2011 Delta Lloyd Regatta. We swept the petit-finals 2-0 over Team Wang from China this morning in a shifty, puffy two races. Continue Reading>>
We arrived in Amsterdam yesterday around 2pm and then drove the 45 minutes it takes to get to the venue of the 5th leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the Delta Lloyd Regatta here in Medemblik.The Team flew together after stopping in at our new title sponsor's, Maclaren's, headquarters in Norwalk, CT on Friday to meet the office team. It was great to meet everyone with whom we are now involved. We took the opportunity to get to know them and their products, and they had the chance to chat with us and get to know a bit more about our sport.Continue Reading>>
Congratulations to Team Cutlass/11th Hour Racing for their win at the 2011 Atlantic Cup! The team showed their strength with inshore racing, winning all six races. Read more about this exciting event here. Please check out the video below to learn more about 11th Hour Racing from director Jeremy Pochman.
It was a great day of sailing that ended in disappointment for us. We had three great races in 26-36kts and 5-6 ft seas, but lost by a length in the third race of our first-to-two point series to Sally, EK, and Alana. Read More>>
Photo: (c) Mark Wessel 2011
Under the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline, with over 100 spectators at the Thomson Reuters race start line, The Atlantic Cup took off in light conditions on Saturday, May 7th. (Watch Team 11th Hour win the start in the video below!) Sailors for the Sea's staff was on hand to help with the Clean Regattas certification for the race, the boats sailed the course using bio-diesel, hydro-generators, solar power, and reusable water bottles. Team 11th hour finished second with an elapsed time of 31:38:07.
Team Tunniclife had a strong finish at 42 Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia Mapfre, with a 2-0 win over France's Claire Leroy in the petit-finals, putting them on the podium with a bronze medal.
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It was a breezy day on the water today for everyone, more so for some than others at 42 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Mapfre. There were times when the breeze got up towards 30kts, but by the time we sailed, it dropped back into the high teens for our four races. We had a great day, coming away with a 4-0 record for the first day. Continue Reading>>
3/20/11Team Tunnicliffe Joins Forces with Team 11th Hour
The distinguished organization - 11th Hour Racing - has become a Gold Level Sponsor of our team and our Olympic campaign. Their help and support will allow us to continue to train and compete at the highest level, at home and abroad, which is so essential for us to achieve our goals. Read more>>
3/17/11Interview with Team 11th Hour
Team 11th Hour Racing is a collaboration between Sailors for the Sea and the 11th Hour Project. Team 11th Hour uses sustainable, practical methods to reduce their impact on the environment while competitively racing.
Following their J/22 & 24 midwinter circuit, Tim Healy and John Mollicone from team 11th Hour Racing caught up with Sailors for the Sea to discuss how they mitigate their impact on the environment and their success winning races.
What did you do to lessen your impact on the environment?
TH: We used reusable bottles for all drinking water, and minimized trash by making our own lunches, which had a surprisingly large impact on the amount of trash we produced. At the end of each day of sailing we never had any trash to carry off.
JM: We also sailed to and from the dock anytime there was wind, reducing are dependence on the outboard and therefore fossil fuels. Whenever sailing, the amount of fuel seen in the water in and around the docks is unfortunate. I think we did our part to lessen the human impact on the waters…we were the only boat at this event to not use the engine and to make conscious decisions that were easy to implement to be good ocean stewards.
Do competitors or Race-Committee members notice that you trying reduce your impact on the environment?
TH: Sailing to and from the dock definitely drew attention. And amongst our team members on our boat, it was nice to not have to deal with trash at the end of the day.
JM: Many people noticed the Sailors for the Sea and 11th Hour Racing logo on the boat and our gear, which prompted conversation the effect sailing, has on the environment and the work of Sailors for the Sea to protect oceans and local waters. It was great to use the excellent advertising space of the hull, sails, and personal gear to grab people's attention about ocean conservation. We were also lucky to have podium time at events. Also the name of the boat - 11th Hour Racing -gets announced each time. After hearing this unique name, we receive many questions and are able to share the organizations missions.
TH: We are also fortunate to travel to many places to compete, in just a few months we have take our mission to Malmo, Sweden, Marblehead, MA and, Tampa, Florida. This allows us to share a mission with a wide variety of racers, yacht clubs, spectators and communities.
What was your favorite event out of the three you sailed this winter, J/24 Pan am Trials, J/24 midwinters and J/22 midwinters?
TH: They were all fun in different ways but the J/24 Pan Am Trials stands out because of the lighter crew weight and sail restrictions. Sailing with a crew of four and only one 100% headsail on a J24 was challenging. The boat handling was difficult to choreograph but the added elbowroom made it easier to get around the boat. The boat was also more responsive and livelier with the lighter crew weight.
What was the secret to the team's success?
JM: Preparation prior to the event probably more than anything. We worked ahead of time to get all new hardware on the boat, a newly painted deck, and getting the sails perfect. We also had a great crew that worked well together and we had a few good days of practice.
John Mollicone is the head coach at Brown University Sailing Team since 1999. In 2010, John was awarded the U.S. Sailing National Sportsmanship Award for the Van Alan Clark Trophy and won the J-24 World Championship in Malmo, Sweden. John Currently lives in Newport, RI where he actively races everything from dinghies to keelboats.
Tim Healy is a principal partner of Quantum Sails Newport. In 2010 he won the J/24 World Championship a finalist for the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. Tim is from Niantic, CT and currently resides in Jamestown, RI with his wife and two sons. He is honored to a member of the 11th Hour Racing Team and believes strongly in the Sailors of the Sea environmental initiatives.
Sailors for the Sea Team 11th Hour Racing finished 3rd at the 2011 Layline J/22 Midwinter Championship. The regatta was hosted by The Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. You can view the results here.
Team 11th Hour member Rob MacMillian shares his full race report of the 2011 Pineapple Cup. I love the Jamaica Race and this year's event with slightly less than ideal conditions did not change the fact that sailing on the Class 40 Cutlass/11th Hour Racing is always a great experience. We sailed the 811nm race this year with four people on-board: Nick Halmos (owner), Hugh Piggin, Terry Halpin and Rob MacMillan. Continue Reading>>
Team 11th Hour Skipper John Mollicone won the 2011 J/24 Pan Am Trials with crew Geoff Becker, Tim Healy, and Dan Rabin. The event was held at the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL from February 10-11. Team 11th Hour Racing finished with just 13 points in six races over a wide range of conditions.10 boats competed for the right to represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games which will take place in October.
Team 11th Hour Racing is participating in their first event on a Class 40, aboard Cutlass II, in the 2011 Pineapple Cup. The race started in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and finished in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Team 11th Hour experienced very light winds over the majority of the race, relief arrived in the form of a steadier breeze on Wednesday morning, helping the team make their way into Montego Bay on Thursday afternoon. You can view the results here, and view race tracking here. While racing, the crew members of Cutlass II are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment. These efforts include:
Team 11th Hour Racing is preparing for the Pineapple Cup! We will be racing on Cutlass a Class 40. During this race we are working to mitigate our impact on the environment. We are using a combination of simple practical solutions and new green technology. During this race we will:
12/8/1011th Hour Team Member nominated for award
Team 11th Hour Racing's J/24 skipper, Tim Healy has been shortlisted for US SAILING's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award
Rob MacMillan and Jeremy Pochman represented 11th Hour Racing last week at the 11th Hour Project's Connect 2010 conference along with Dan Pingaro from Sailors for the Sea and many other innovators and environmental policy makers from across the country. Everyone - from Annie Leonard with "The Story of Stuff" to Chris Collins with Solar One - was excited and inspired by the work that we've been doing. We shared a lot of ideas and made some great connections.
11/1/10East Coast Champions!
Tim Healy and Team 11th Hour Racing won the J24 East Coast Championships in very convincing fashion this past weekend in Annapolis! We are expecting a longer report from the captain shortly. This is the second major victory for the crew this season and is promising for future events! For a few photos from the event click here. Results can be found here.
Captain Tim Healy and Team 11th Hour Racing did a racing clinic at the club last night. Today is the first day of racing with a good breeze of 15-20 knots.
10/4/10Upcoming ECC's in October
After coming in 6th (out of over 40 boats) at the J/24 Nationals in Marblehead, MA, Team 11th Hour Racing is preparing for the East Coast Champions in Annapolis over Halloween Weekend. You can register to race against Team 11th Hour here.
8/25/10Team 11th Hour Crowned Champions of the World!
In Malmo, Sweden, on Agust 20, 2010, Tim Healy and Team 11th Hour Racing captured first place in the J24 World Championships.
Healy, racing Sailors for the Sea and his team, Borges, McLintock, Rubin and Mollicone, led the series with a solid display of speed and tactical experience and are worthy winners. Healey and crew capped their series with a 16th and 2nd today to take the title from Ian Southworth of Great Britain sailing Inmarsat Il Riccio, by ten points.
You can view the results on the J/24 Worlds website, and follow their story on Sailing Anarchy (posts by Moose McClintock). We are excited about the relationship of Sailors for the Sea and Team 11th Hour Racing and we look forward to continued success with environmentally responsible sailing.