Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Gary Jobson

Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Gary Jobson
Monday, November 15th

Gary Jobson is a world class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is President of US SAILING, the National Governing Body of Sailing. Gary has authored 16 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. 

Jobson has been ESPN’s sailing commentator since 1985. He won an A.C.E.  (Award for Cable Excellence) for the 1987 America’s Cup.  In 1988 Jobson won an Emmy for his production of sailing at the Olympic Games in South Korea and won an Emmy for the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race on PBS. He has covered the Olympics five times for NBC.  Gary Jobson has won four Southam Awards and one Telly Award.  His newest books are titled Classis YachtsChampionship Sailing and A Cats:  A Century of Tradition

He has won many championships in one design classes, the America’s Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world’s ocean races. In College at SUNY Maritime he was an All American sailor three times and was twice named College Sailor of the Year. 

In October 2003 Gary was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum.  In 1999 Jobson won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING’s most prestigious award.  This trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in the United States. Gary is the National Chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s sailing program. 

Over the past thirty-five years Gary has given over 2000 lectures throughout the world.  He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. 

Gary is also an active cruising sailor.  He has led ambitious expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Cape Horn.  He currently races a Swan 42, Mustang, and an Etchells.

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