We hope everyone is staying home, staying active and staying healthy as we navigate the uncharted waters of the coronavirus pandemic. Although each of us is experiencing this global crisis differently, we can find some comfort in knowing we're all in this together. As our team continues to monitor the situation we're committed to provide you with uplifting #oceanhour stories to help provide an "escape" of some sort from the news cycle. If you aren't already, we encourage you to follow our team on social media - @11thhourteam.
Sailors are uniquely qualified to talk about extended periods of isolation and our very own team member Amory Ross gave us his list of key things to keep the mind and body in balance during times of confinement whether at home or out on the water.
In sailing-related news, last month Newport, Rhode Island was officially announced as the only North American stopover for the next edition of The Ocean Race. Newport is the home of 11th Hour Racing Team Skipper Charlie Enright and the stopover will be organized by Sail Newport, a grantee of 11th Hour Racing - our title sponsor that is also based out of Newport.
We may not be travelling far anytime in the near future, but don't let that stop you from dreaming about new adventures on the horizon. The Ocean Race has revealed the final race route for the 2021-22 edition and we hope to see you at a stopover soon(ish). The Race will visit 10 iconic international cities - kicking things off from Alicante, Spain in October 2021, then taking a lap around the planet before the grand finale in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2022. Where will The Ocean Race take you?