Jobson Sailing, Inc. (est. 1978) promotes the sport of sailing at all levels—through lecture tours, personal appearances, events, advertising, as well as broadcast, print, and electronic media.
Gary Jobson is a former All-American collegiate sailor. He won the America's Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner. As a broadcaster/producer (he is ESPN's Sailing Analyst), lecturer, and writer (he is an Editor at Large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines), Jobson is the pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S.
Watch "The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island"
A film by Gary Jobson
About 200 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia sits a remote island of sand, and grass.
This crescent shaped island is home to a herd of 500 wild horses, many thousands of gray seals, and some birds and insects that are indigenous only on Sable Island.
The concept to write this book has been on my mind for the past decade. The narrative is an overview of the lives and careers of the 50 top sailors who have contributed to the sport of sailing. In addition to the text, we included stunning portraits and sailing images that help tell their story. There are many common denominators among these sailors. For example, all of them have excelled at the highest levels of the sport. Most have given back with their creative innovations and service. Each sailor has exhibited a lifetime of outstanding sportsmanship that serves as inspiration for everyone who spends time on the water. Many of these sailors also experienced some kind of adversity early in their lives, and eventually found a way to overcome their problems to attain what I call greatness.
I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to interview all of these sailors and use their own words in these essays for future generations. Every dollar from the sale of Legends of American Sailing benefits the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
~ Gary Jobson