Sailing: Speed and Passion
Gary Jobson will cover a number of topics including: Preview 2012 Olympics, America’s Cup, West River F16 Cat Nationals, Newport - Bermuda Race, New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, Classic Yachts, Antarctica, Speed records & Ultimate Sailing.
Lunch at 12pm noon (available for $7 at the event)
Seminar at 1pm (Adults $15, kids under 18 $5)
Book Signing following Seminar
Limited seating available
Scheduled for Saturday 2/11/2012, snow date Sunday 2/12/2012.
Following the seminar Gary will be signing his newest book Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story
For Gary Jobson—the three-time All American sailor, America’s Cup winner, Fastnet Race winner, and ESPN sailing commentator since 1985—sailing is life. In 2003, he was diagnosed with lymphoma, and here he relays the tumultuous diagnosis and treatments endured before the cancer went into remission. Through remission he remembers how his life has intertwined with some of the greatest sailors, how the sport has changed since his childhood, how the public view of sailing went through a revolutionary change with the advent of ESPN, how sailing can create lasting bonds of friendship that endure, and how sailing offers everything from the highest of adventures to the simplest of pleasures. This uplifting memoir also includes a foreword by Ted Turner.
When & Where
West River Sailing Club
WRSC is a diversified private sailing club located in lovely Galesville, Maryland. Our home waters on the West River empty into the Chesapeake Bay from its Western Shore. We welcome every boat owner who pursues yachting under sail into membership. Our clubhouse and grounds occupy one of the most attractive sites on the Bay. From modest beginnings nearly 70 years ago we have grown into one of the most active sailing clubs on the Bay. We offer a complete range of friendly and relaxed sailing activities as well as high caliber racing to suit all sailors