2023 Annapolis Rendezvous Speaker

Gary Jobson is an America's Cup winning tactician who has spent his life promoting the sport of sailing. In addition to his racing resume, he has led expeditions to Cape Horn, the Arctic, Antarctica, Sable Island, Nova Scotia, the Maine Coast, and completed six Transatlantic crossings. He has raced or cruised on every continent of the world.

He has written 23 books on sailing, served as a commentator for ESPN for 31 years and covered the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. He has been awarded two Emmy's, an ACE Award and five Tellys for his productions and commentary.

Jobson has competed in many of the world's great offshore races and has won class or fleet honors in many races, including the St. Petersburg to Fort Lauderdale Race, Newport to

Bermuda Race, the Fastnet Race and theAnnapolis to Newport Race. In college he was twice named College Sailor of the Year. He has won many one design and offshore championships.

Jobson is currently the Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Trust and co-chair of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. He has served the sport as President of US Sailing, a Vice President of World Sailing, and Chair, for 25 years, of the Leukemia Cup Regatta Series. Jobson has been Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, the America's Cup Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Nathanael Greene Herreshoff Award, US Sailing's highest honor. Jobson and his wife, Janice, have three grown daughters and five grandchildren. They live in Annapolis, Maryland.