Racing on the World Stage: The 2021 America’s Cup and Olympic Sailing

Racing on the World Stage: The 2021 America’s Cup and Olympic Sailing

  • Explore the prospects of the 2021 America’s Cup set for March and the 2021 Olympic Games postponed by the pandemic.
  • Sail ahead to the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to get a glimpse of what those games have in store.
  • Hear stories of inspiration through overcoming adversity, life lessons, and the joy of sailing.

Presenter: Gary Jobson | World-renowned Sailor, Author, Columnist, and Commentator

What you might know about Gary Jobson:

  • Past Vice President of World Sailing – international governing body of sailing
  • Twice named College Sailor of the Year
  • Winning America’s Cup tactician
  • Past President of US Sailing
  • Author of 20 sailing books
  • Has won many of the world’s ocean races
  • Television commentator and producer of 1200 films and shows (2 Emmys, 1 ACE, 4 Tellys)
  • Inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame – 2003
  • Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame – 2011
  • Columnist for Sailing World, Cruising World and What’s Up Annapolis magazines

What you probably don’t know:

  •    Has led sailing expeditions to Antarctica, the Arctic, Cape Horn and most recently Sable Island (known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic)
  •    Is an Honorary Member of 42 Yacht Clubs in America
  •    Owns one of the most complete historical libraries of the America’s Cup, and has an extensive collection of original marine art.
  •    Chairman of the Board of a 635 bed hospital system in Maryland – Luminis Health
  •    Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Trust
  •    Chairman – Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
  •    Has a wife of 46 years, Janice Jobson, three daughters and five grandchildren.
  •    Reads the New York Times every day
  •    Has given 2800 lectures.
  •    Awarded a Doctor of Letters – Sate University of New York (2005)
  •    Has competed in 5700 races since 1956
  •    Skiing and fly fishing are his hobbies along with daysailing

Lectures will be held virtually. Lectures are $10; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

Location: Virtual
Date: February 18, 2021
Duration: 2 Hours