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Gary Jobson

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Gary Jobson Gary Jobson is the President of US Sailing, the national body governing competitive sailing, editor "at-large" of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines, a television commentator for ESPN and an author. He is based in Annapolis, Maryland.[1]

A biographical note states that "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."[1]

"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 ... He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy."[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Gary Jobson", Gary Jobson website, accessed January 2009.

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