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Chapter Event - Washington Group

Gary Jobson: Sailing across the World’s Remote Regions

Gary Jobson has raced in all the world’s major yacht races, including winning the America’s Cup as tactician for Ted Turner aboard the 12 Meter 'Courageous'.

During his 30 year career producing documentaries for ESPN, Jobson has led sailing expeditions to Cape Horn, has sailed across the Atlantic, to the Arctic (80 degrees N), and the Antarctic (based on two expeditions). In 1979 he competed in the Fastnet Race (the roughest ocean race on record), and the Sable Island Race (remote island off Nova Scotia, site of 350 shipwrecks).

This fast-paced presentation will include clips of these expeditions. Jobson will narrate the films live, and will tell vivid stories laced with humor.

Gary has three daughters, four grandchildren, and a wife of 42 years - Janice Jobson, but has found time to compete in 5600 races since 1956. He Is an Honorary Member of 42 yacht clubs in America. Gary owns one of the most complete historical libraries of the America's Cup in the world, and has an extensive collection of original marine art.

Since 1993 he has chaired 'The Leukemia Cup,’ which has raised $60 million for cancer research and is himself a cancer survivor.

Gary has written 19 books on sailing and has taken part in commentating the America's Cup for ESPN, the Olympics for NBC, and around the world races for ESPN and PBS.

He has produced about 1200 films and TV shows (2 Emmys) and documentaries. He is a vice president of the International Sailing Federation and editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World Gary was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2003, and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 2003. He is a past president of US Sailing and is on the board of World Sailing. He is based in Annapolis, Md.

Gary has given over 2600 lectures during his career. Each one has been practice leading up to his presentation to the Explorer’s Club Washington Group on April 22, 2017.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Reservation Notes:

Tickets are $55.

Online payment ($57) available at:

You may also send payment by mail to Arnella Trent at:
115 Willis Street, Cambridge MD 21613

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Menu: White asparagus salad, baby lettuce, mint, hazelnuts, pea shoots, harissa crema / Rock shrimp & bay scallop risotto, wild arugula, parmesan / Chocolate obsession tart, cocoa crumble, berries. Vegetarian meals available by request.

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