Country US
IMOCA Globe Series63th
Points37 pts
Age39 (9/10/84)
Top performanceWinner of the The Ocean Race 2022-23
Joined Imoca on2019
Team11th Hour Racing Team
BaseGeorgetown & Concarneau
Partners11th Hour Racing
Commitment11th Hour Foundation


As Skipper of 11th Hour Racing Team, Charlie’s goal to lift The Ocean Race Trophy comes with a mission to educate fans along the way on today’s environmental concerns and inspire them to do their part to benefit ocean health and our fragile planet.

At the age of 36, Charlie has two round-the-world campaigns under his belt and over a decade-worth of experience in offshore racing. Born and raised in the maritime hub of Bristol, Rhode Island, Charlie learned to sail at a young age and went on to join his college sailing team at Brown University.

Charlie had his first taste of offshore sailing in 2007 when he joined the crew of the TP52 Morning Light to take part in the 44th Transpac Yacht Race, where he first met fellow team co-founder Mark Towill. Together with Mark, Charlie entered the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race with Team Alvimedica and the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race with Vestas 11th Hour Racing, leading both campaigns as Skipper.

The American IMOCA, skippered by Charlie Enright, ended up winning the crewed round the world race with stopovers, but not without difficulty, as they were marked by a collision with Guyot environnement - Team Europe on the final leg.

Sailing Highlights

2023 : The Ocean Race - Winner
2022 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - Winner
2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 13th
2021 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - Abandon
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th
2019 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 3rd
Other highlights

2022-23: The Ocean Race - Winner with 11th Hour Racing Team
Défi Azimut - Warm Up The Ocean Race - 1st
Transat Jacques Vabre - 13ème
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - Retired
The Ocean Race Europe - 2nd

2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th
Défi Azimut - 3rd
2017-18: Volvo Ocean Race - Vestas 11th Hour Racing
2014-15: Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica

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