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Sailing star to give seminar

AUG. 15 — On the opening day of the Newport International Boat Show  in Rhode Island Sept. 13, Gary Jobson will be giving a seminar on “Sailing Updates” from 4–5:30 p.m. with information about the America’s Cup, current events and the outlook for next year’s Olympics.

Jobson’s talk is part of the show’s Seminar Series , which is open, free of charge, to all boat show attendees.

Jobson, 56, is a world-class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Md. He covered the 2003 America’s Cup in New Zealand for ESPN. In 2004 he covered sailing at the Olympics in Greece for NBC.

On the water, he’s won numerous championships in one-design classes, the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977, the Fastnet Race and many of the world's ocean races. In college he was an All American sailor three times and was twice named College Sailor of the Year (1972, 1973).

In October 2003 Gary was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame by the HerreshoffMarineMuseum. In 1999 Jobson won the Nathaniel G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing’s most prestigious award. This trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in the United States.

He currently races his Etchells and owns a Sabre 402.