Gary Jobson to speak at KYC.
Tuesday, August 15th at 7pm.
Gary’s program will include a review of the 2017 America’s Cup, a review of the Rio Olympics (which he covered for NBC), the 1979 Fastnet, and discussion about The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island, a documentary film he helped produce and narrate.
Gary’s full bio, with links to many of the organizations he is involved with, can be found on his website http://www.jobsonsailing.com.
Here are a few highlights about Gary from his website.
“As a sailor, Gary Jobson has enjoyed a long and successful career in boats small and large. He was twice named College Sailor of the Year. He has won many of the world’s offshore races, and he was tactician on the winning America’s Cup yacht, Courageous, in 1977, with skipper Ted Turner. He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and later at the U.S. Naval Academy. Since then, Jobson has authored 19 books on sailing, narrated or produced 1,200 television programs and films, has given over 2,600 lectures, and has competed in 5,600 races. His articles appear regularly in Sailing World magazine, Cruising World magazine, and What’s Up Annapolis.
Jobson is currently a Vice President of the Board of World Sailing, the sport’s international governing body. He is past President of US Sailing, America’s governing body of sailing. He is President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame based in Annapolis, Maryland, and is a Director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Jobson spent 31 years with ESPN covering nine America’s Cup events and producing many documentaries. He has covered six Olympics and an America’s Cup for NBC. For his work in television, Jobson has been presented with two Emmys, two Tellys and an ACE Award.
Jobson was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (2011) and the America's Cup Hall of Fame (2003) by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999, he won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING’s most prestigious award.”
We are thrilled to welcome Gary to KYC. He is truly a world class sailor. We look forward to seeing you all there.