Gary Jobson, decorated sailor, television commentator, film maker, sailing lecturer, Emmy winner, coach and author will present from his vast list of experiences at the Camden Yacht Club on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.

Included in the 90-minute talk, he will bring us up to date with the progress of the 2017 America’s Cup Challenge in Bermuda and talk about the Cup’s history and future, preview the Rio Sailing Olympics, and introduce the public to his newest film about the Magic and Mystery of Sable Island.

Jobson will touch on the quest to set sailing speed records. In 2013, Emirates team New Zealand recorded a speed of 50.8 mph with a wind speed of 18 mph. Jobson has spent his life sailing. He is vice president of the International Sailing Federation. He has authored 19 sailing books and is editor at large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. He is the president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

Jobson has covered the America’s Cup for NBC and will be leaving Camden after his talk to cover the Olympics in Rio. He has been ESPN’s Sailing Commentator since 1985 and won the Award for Cable Excellence for his coverage of the America’s Cup. Jobson has also won an Emmy for his production of sailing at the Olympics in South Korea and for his coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2006. In 2013, he was presented a Telly Award for Unfurling the World, The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson, recognizing his creative work in broadcast video productions.

Jobson has won many one design championships including the America’s Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many world ocean races. In college at SUNY Maritime, he was an All American sailor three times and was twice named College Sailor of the Year. He is also an active cruising sailor and has led ambitions expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Cape Horn.

In 2011, Jobson was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame and into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 2003. In 1999, Jobson won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING’s most prestigious award. He has been the National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta program and has been involved in raising money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society since 1994.

Following the talk, Jobson will be signing copies of his book: "Gary Jobson, An American Sailing Story" (available for purchase to benefit CAYSP).

This presentation is part of the week-long celebration of Classic Yacht Racing in Camden. The new Classics Cup Regatta is scheduled for July 29 and 30. For more information please visit

The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program. For more information, please contact the CYC office at 236-7033 or visit