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ABOUT THE FILM: Under the Hull follows American offshore sailing outfit, 11th Hour Racing Team, as they take on the infamous French race, the Transat Jacques Vabre. One of the most celebrated and iconic sailing races in the world, the Transat Jacques Vabre pits the very best sailors in a double-handed, 5,800 nautical mile battle across the Atlantic from Le Havre, France to the Caribbean island of Martinique.

11th Hour Racing Team was the first organization in the 28-year history of the race to enter two boats in the IMOCA Class. Under the Hull takes an unfettered look behind the scenes as the Newport, Rhode Island based-team lines up against the masters of the sport – the French.

From the building of a brand new, state-of-the-art 60-foot foiling race boat, to the physical, mental and onboard training, the film gives unrivaled insights into the highs and lows as the four sailors, supported by an international shore team, prepared their two entries – Mālama and Alaka’i – for the race of the year. 

To find out more about 11th Hour Racing Team and their mission to inspire change for positive ocean health visit

Photographs will be taken at this event. Images may be used by newportFILM for promotional purposes. 

6:30 PM: Venue Opens
8:20 PM: Pre film conversation with 11th Hour Racing Team
8:30 PM: Film Begins
Rain Venue:: The Casino Theatre (10 Freebody Street, Newport) - Back up rain venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues. Seating at rain venues is not guaranteed and you will be seated on a first come, first served basis
Run time: 52 min
Director: Ben Bireau
Producer: Kristi Wilson
Under the Hull
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