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Gary Jobson (USA)

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Gary Jobson
17 July 1950


As the world's governing body, ISAF needs to ensure that sailing is fair, safe and vibrant. It is a big task to bring countries of the world together for any endeavour, even sailing. Our sport will grow by setting high standards, welcoming new comers, providing education, updating the sport, and effectively communicating the values of sailing. ISAF is well positioned to take sailing to new heights. With my wide variety of experiences in sailing, I hope to help ISAF improve and grow the sport.

Sailing Career

Tactician, Matador3 - 1990 Intl. Class A World Champion (Maxi Class)

Tactician, Courageous - Winner 1977 America's Cup

First overall victories:
Annapolis-Newport Race
Fastnet Race
St. Petersburg-Fort Lauderdale Race and Block Island Race.

Two-time Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year - 1972, 1973

2012 Richard S. Nye Trophy (Cruising Club of America)
2011 Miles River Yacht Club Foundation Distinguished Service Award
2011 National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee
2011 Robert Tiedemann Award for Courage - Hope Funds for Cancer Research
2011 George Hinman Award - Manhasset Bay Yacht Club
2011 Charles M. Leighton Award for Outstanding Service - U.S. Olympic Sailing
2010 Storm Trysail Foundation Award - 1979 Fastnet Race
2010 The Hugh Kilmer Trophy - Storm Trysail Club
2009 New York Yacht Club Medal
2009 State University of New York Maritime College - Alumni Service Award
2006 CINE Golden Eagle Award - MPT - Volvo Ocean Race Up the Chesapeake
2006 Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame
2006 Steward of the 12-Metre Yacht Club - Newport Station
2005 Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay - State of Maryland
2005 Arnold C. Gay Award - Annapolis Yacht Club
2005 Burgee of Merit - Newport Harbor Yacht Club
2005 James M. Webster Perpetual Trophy - Southern California Yachting Association
2004 Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame
2003 Herreshoff Museum America's Cup Hall of Fame
2002 Jersey Shore Sports Hall of Fame
2002 John Southam Award (Expedition to the Arctic) Awarded by Sail America
1999 Nathaniel G. Herreshoff Award - US SAILING
1997 Joe Prosser Award for Excellence in Sailing Instruction - US SAILING
1996 Milwaukee Sailor of the Year
1995 Charles R. Smith Jr. Trophy - Annapolis Yacht Club
1988 Emmy Award - 1988 Olympic Games - Yachting
1987 Cable Ace Awards - 1987 America's Cup
1983 S.U.N.Y. Maritime College Athletic Hall of Fame
1982 Sailing World Hall of Fame
1977 America's Cup Winning Tactician
1973 SUNY Maritime College's Athletic Association to the Outstanding Athlete
1972, 1973 Intercollegiate Sailor of the Year
1971, 1972, 1973 All America Intercollegiate Sailing Team
1966 Powell Trophy - Outstanding Junior Sailor - Barnegat Bay

Sailing Administration

President - US Sailing Association - October 2009-November 2012

Board of Directors - US Sailing Association - 1976 -1978, 2006-2009

US Olympic Sailing Comm. Director - 1976-1980, 2000-2009

ISAF Marketing Commission Director - 1993-1995

Board of Trustees - New York Yacht Club 2003-2008

Other Sports Administration

President - Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association 1972-1973

Authored US Sailing's first Sailing Instructor's Manual (1980)

2012 Baltimore Sun Top 175 Maryland Athletes
2012 The ICSA Hall of Fame Lifetime Service Award
2011 Robert Tiedemann Award for Courage - Hope Funds for Cancer Research
2009 State University of New York Maritime College - Alumni Service Award
2008 Telly Award (Recognizes distinction in creative work in broadcast/non-broadcast video productions)
2007 John Southam Award (2006 Broadcast Category) Awarded by Sail America
2007 John Southam Award (2006 Lecture Series) Awarded by Sail America
2006 National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards
2006 National Maritime Historical Society - Distinguished Service Award
2005 SUNY Maritime College Degree of Doctorate of Letters
2005 Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame
2004 John Southam Award (2004 Yachting Olympics) - NBC Coverage - Awarded by Sail America
2004 State University of New York Maritime College "Outstanding Graduate" inducted into Heritage Hall
2004 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Spiral of Life Award
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award by Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
2004 Named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
2003 Best Sports Book of 2002 (Fighting Finish) Awarded by Independent Publisher Book Awards in America
2002 Clarion Award for Best Book 2002 (Fighting Finish
2000 City of Annapolis Maritime Heritage Hall of Fame
1996 State University of New York: Honor Roll
1990 Toms River Regional School's Hall of Fame
1988 National Marine Manufacturers Director's Award
1973 SUNY Maritime Parent's Association for the Cadet who contributed the most to the College

Roles Within ISAF

President US SAILING - October 2009 to November 2012

Nominating MNAs

AND Federacio Andorrana de Vela
ARG Federacion Argentina de Yachting
AUS Yachting Australia
BUL Bulgarian Sailing Federation
CAN Canadian Yachting Association
CHN Chinese Yachting Association
COL Federacion Colombiana de Vela
DEN Danish Sailing Association
FRA Federation Francaise de Voile
GBR Royal Yachting Association
GER Deutscher Segler-Verband
GRE Hellenic Sailing Federation
JPN Japan Sailing
NOR Norwegian Sailing Federation
NZL Yachting New Zealand
PAK Pakistan Sailing Federation
POR Portuguese Sailing Federation
PUR Federacion de Vela de Puerto Rico
SEY Seychelles Yachting Association
SIN Singapore Sailing Federation
SWE Swedish Sailing Federation
SUD Sudan Sailing Federation
TUR Turkish Sailing Federation
URU Yacht Club Uruguayo
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