Sailing: Speed and Passion

Sailing: Speed and Passion

Gary Jobson

10.31.2011

Gary Jobson

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. Jobson has authored 17 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. 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, Jobson was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999 he won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING's most prestigious award. Jobson has been the National Chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's sailing program, since 1994. These events have raised over $35 million to date. Jobson was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the State University of New York Maritime College in 2005.

Over the past thirty-five years Gary Jobson 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 Jobson and his wife, Janice, have three grown daughters, Kristi, Ashleigh and Brooke.

A world-class sailor, television commentator and author, Gary Jobson gives a Clinton School lecture titled, "Sailing: Speed and Passion," in which he discusses the history of the America’s Cup and previews the 2012 Olympic sailing competition, among other topics.