he team was leading the overall race with just one leg to go, when, on June 25 in The Hague, just 27 minutes after the start, the team was forced to retire from the final leg, following a no-fault collision with a competing team. The team put in a request for redress to the World Sailing International Jury and, following the hearing this morning, Thursday, June 29, the Jury has awarded 11th Hour Racing Team 4 points of redress, which gives them 37 points and a first place on the overall race leaderboard.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic,” commented Skipper, Charlie Enright (USA). “This race takes everything out of you – emotionally, mentally, and physically. I’m incredibly proud of our whole team who have worked tirelessly for three years to get to this point. There have been highs, some incredible highs, but also lows that have knocked us all, but they were all worth it to hear this news today.”
Speaking from onboard Mālama as the team delivered the boat to Genoa, Skipper Charlie Enright (USA) commented, “To be the first US team to be lifting this trophy is an exceptional honor, and to be sharing the message and showcasing action and innovation for ocean health has made this a truly impactful, global campaign. It’s not the way I would have drawn this up, but the victory is sweet all the same,” Enright concluded.
For this 14th edition of The Ocean Race, Ulysse Nardin and 11th Hour Racing Team have joined forces to promote awareness of the importance of Ocean health for everyone. Based in Newport, Rhode Island, the name of the team is a strong symbol: it refers to the last hour of the clock (the 11th hour), which reminds us that the clock is ticking, and time is running out to restore the health of our planet. In fact, sustainability is embedded in the heart of all team operations and the objective is to ensure that collective actions today will help to develop healthy communities, prosperous economies, and a better protected planet for future generations. Time waits for no one, not the sailor competing in the race, nor the environment that needs to be restored, and it is the way we spend this time that defines who we are.
Ulysse Nardin, with its long-established excellence in marine timekeeping and chronometry, has been the Official Timekeeper of The Ocean Race since the start of the competition in Alicante in January 2023. The Manufacture masterfully recorded the official times of the eight legs of this demanding competition around the world and performed the countdowns for each start.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary race, Ulysse Nardin just launched in May 2023 the Ocean Race Diver Chronograph. As well as being a master of the depths and the measurement of short time intervals, it highlights the issue of sustainability. This diver’s watch, water-resistant to 300 m, is made from an innovative recycled carbon alloy called Carbonium®, which has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon composites. Since 2019, the Manufacture has pioneered the use of this material, which is made from offcuts from high-tech aircraft. The heart of this exclusive watch, issued in a limited edition of just 100 pieces, operates to the beat of the UN-150 manufacture movement with silicon technology – perfect for taking the pulse of the Ocean.
Ulysse Nardin is also the Time to Act Partner of The Ocean Race, committed to the responsible use and conservation of the world’s Ocean. The two partners believe that time is crucial for the regeneration of marine life and of the Ocean itself, and that establishing clear deadlines for action will encourage significant progress.
Ulysse Nardin and The Ocean Race have pledged to meet the guidelines outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). And as part of the United Nations SDG 14 Ulysse Nardin is committed to keeping track of the scientific research required to make a difference.
On this very special day, Ulysse Nardin feels very proud of being the partner of the winning Team and would like to warmly congratulate 11th Hour Team for this legendary victory!
- Calibre UN-150 self-winding Manufacture movement Chronograph
- Silicon escape wheel, anchor and balance-spring 318 components / 25 jewels
- Frequency: 4 Hz / oscillating at 28,800 vph
- Sandblasted black dial
- 30-minutes counter at 3 o’clock
- 12-hours counter and date at 6 o’clock
- Small seconds at 9 o’clock
- Rhodium-plated indexes and hands with Super-LumiNova
- Sandblasted and satin-finished black DLC titanium case
- Carbonium® concave unidirectional rotating bezel with domed sapphire crystal
- Black DLC titanium open sapphire case back, ‘50’ logo in tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Ocean Race
- 44 mm
- Black rubber strap with black ceramic element at 6 o’clock, engraved with The Ocean Race logo
- Black ceramic pin buckle
- 300 metres
- CHF 14,900 (7.7% VAT) / €16,000 (21% VAT) / $15,700