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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Legendary Annapolis-based sailor Gary Jobson played a key role as the tactician on Ted Turner's Courageous, which won the America's Cup in 1977. The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Jobson, now the president of U.S. Sailing and a member of its Hall of Fame, about this year's America's Cup finals, which begin Saturday in San Francisco. Jobson is serving as a television commentator on NBC.   Having been a part of so many past America's Cup races as a competitor, can you ever see yourself trying to compete in the America's Cup again - or has sailing, like other sports, become a younger man's game as the boats get much faster?
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Gary Jobson is not only a Hall of Fame sailor. He is also something of a history buff when it comes to a sport that has been a big part of his life since childhood. Which is why Jobson, of Annapolis, was happy to witness this year's America's Cup competition in San Francisco Bay up close, as someone who could both enjoy the event and appreciate its historical context. For those who were busy following the Ravens, Orioles or even Maryland, Oracle Team USA came back from the largest deficit in the competition's history to win and retain the cup. Trailing 8-1 to Emirates Team New Zealand, Oracle took the last eight races to win the 17-race competition and put Jimmy Spithill, the Australian skipper who headed Oracle's crew, in the company of the sport's legendary figures.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2003
Gary Jobson is having a "good day," his first really good day in a long time. The sailing celebrity - America's Cup winner, ESPN commentator and producer - walks swiftly around downtown Annapolis on an afternoon as bright and sunny as his mood. He talks eagerly about the book he's writing about racing. And, he jokes about his thin, wispy tufts of white hair, telling a guest he's sporting "the hatched-chicken look," the result of chemotherapy. For the last few months, the sailing world has been without its mainstay as Jobson, one of the nation's most recognizable sailors, has canceled appearances around the country for the first time in years.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Legendary Annapolis-based sailor Gary Jobson played a key role as the tactician on Ted Turner's Courageous, which won the America's Cup in 1977. The Baltimore Sun recently interviewed Jobson, now the president of U.S. Sailing and a member of its Hall of Fame, about this year's America's Cup finals, which begin Saturday in San Francisco. Jobson is serving as a television commentator on NBC.   Having been a part of so many past America's Cup races as a competitor, can you ever see yourself trying to compete in the America's Cup again - or has sailing, like other sports, become a younger man's game as the boats get much faster?
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | October 8, 1992
With some of the most exciting racing in this year's Cadillac Columbus Cup Regatta, five additional flights in the double round-robin preliminary series were completed yesterday on courses on the Patapsco.Annapolitan Gary Jobson, known to sailors as ESPN's America's Cup commentator since 1987, and as tactician on Ted Turner's winning America's Cup campaign, handed series leader Bertrand Pace of France his first loss of the series in flight 8, with America's Cup veteran and world-champion sailor John Kolius going on to add a second loss to Pace's record in the next round.
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March 14, 2013
How is it possible that boat registrations in Maryland are stagnant even as boating sales and registrations across the rest of the country are bouncing back from the national recession? I think that Gary Jobson hit the answer squarely by pointing out the impact of Maryland's excessively high boat excise tax ("Bring the boats back," March 8). By not being competitive with our neighboring states up and down the Atlantic Coast, it's clear that Maryland boat owners are choosing to register their vessels in other states to avoid our tax. And that means that all of the local spending and local jobs that typically are created to service local boats are going to other states.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | October 9, 1992
Yesterday's breeze of 10 to 15 knots from the southeast gave America's Cup veteran John Kolius the edge he needed to slip into first place in the 1992 Cadillac Columbus Cup regatta when the day's three flights in the double round-robin portion of the regatta were finished.Kolius, who had handed Frenchman Bertrand Pace his second loss of the series on Wednesday, won all of his matches yesterday. Pace won his first match of the day over New Zealander Brad Butterworth in Flight 11, then sustained two more losses, to England's Chris Law in Flight 12 and Dawn Riley, the regatta's only female skipper, in Flight 13.In all of yesterday's three flights, the skipper who won the start went on to win the race.
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By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | May 4, 2006
Annapolis has a lot to be proud of. For starters, it is home to the U.S. Naval Academy. And to celebrate the city's aquatic significance, Annapolis will be hosting its fifth annual Maritime Heritage Festival, which sets sail today. The citywide events will include educational and environmental exhibits, singers and storytellers as well as historic, classic and antique boats. The showstopper of this year's celebration is the Volvo Ocean Race boats, which will sail into Annapolis' City Dock, adjacent to the Naval Academy, today at 5 p.m., coming from Baltimore.
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By Steve McKerrow | May 12, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Here's an interesting crossover at a time when the broadcast network share of viewers is threatened by cable competition.The ABC series' "Full House" arrives at its season finale tonight lTC at 8 on WJZ (Channel 13) with an episode in which cable's MTV network plays prominently.In the final part of a two-part sequence (which last week featured Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnson), rock star wannabe Jesse (John Stamos) is disappointed when his record deal collapses.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2004
That was one hot fiesta last week at the Latin Palace, as the Fuel Fund of Maryland threw its annual "Salsabration" party. First, you were decked out with a bunch of Mardi Gras-style bead necklaces - some strung with metallic chili peppers - as soon as you walked in the door of the Fells Point nightclub. Then, you headed upstairs to browse a buffet stuffed with all sorts of Latin and Spanish foods, like quesadillas, fajitas, arroz con puerco (rice with pork) and paella. As you sipped your margarita, you could watch Native American dancing on the dance floor below.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
Dr. Stuart Walker is having a pretty good year. The retired Annapolis pediatrician got married in March, turned 90 in April, won a sailing regatta last weekend and on Tuesday was selected for induction into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. "People often look at me and say, 'Are you still sailing?' I say, 'I'm still winning, ' " said Walker, who has no plans to stop sailing - or winning - any time soon. A fierce competitor who's fascinated by the nuances of the sport, Walker has been a force in the sailing world for decades.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
Don Backe never won the America's Cup or any other world-class sailing event, but he probably had more of an impact on the sport around the Chesapeake Bay than any champion. A segment of the local sailing community - the physically and emotionally disabled as well as those who couldn't afford to sail - are deeply indebted to Backe, who helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) in 1991, four years after a car accident left him a paraplegic. While mourning his death on April 12 at age 77 after a prolonged illness, those who knew Backe are also celebrating his life - particularly the last 22 years of it. A memorial service is being planned for June in Annapolis, where Backe's nonprofit was based.
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March 14, 2013
How is it possible that boat registrations in Maryland are stagnant even as boating sales and registrations across the rest of the country are bouncing back from the national recession? I think that Gary Jobson hit the answer squarely by pointing out the impact of Maryland's excessively high boat excise tax ("Bring the boats back," March 8). By not being competitive with our neighboring states up and down the Atlantic Coast, it's clear that Maryland boat owners are choosing to register their vessels in other states to avoid our tax. And that means that all of the local spending and local jobs that typically are created to service local boats are going to other states.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
The story has been told and retold many times in the 50 years since the meeting took place. Gary Jobson was growing up on the Jersey Shore and for his 11th birthday, he had been given a Penguin dinghy of his own to take out onto Barnegat Bay. "I'm not sure whether I liked sailing or didn't like sailing when I was even younger, it was something I did in the summer," Jobson recalled recently. "I got a new dinghy and I was coming in and I remember cleaning my boat out and this family comes along and starts asking me questions.
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By MICHAEL BARNETT and MICHAEL BARNETT,SUN REPORTER | May 4, 2006
Annapolis has a lot to be proud of. For starters, it is home to the U.S. Naval Academy. And to celebrate the city's aquatic significance, Annapolis will be hosting its fifth annual Maritime Heritage Festival, which sets sail today. The citywide events will include educational and environmental exhibits, singers and storytellers as well as historic, classic and antique boats. The showstopper of this year's celebration is the Volvo Ocean Race boats, which will sail into Annapolis' City Dock, adjacent to the Naval Academy, today at 5 p.m., coming from Baltimore.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
ATHENS - Gary Jobson has a bad comb-over. And that's a good thing. Sixteen months after a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the Annapolis man known as sailing's greatest ambassador is back, providing commentary of the Olympic regatta for NBC. "I had scans just before I came over, and I'm clean. My stamina's getting better. I'm skinny, but I just about have enough hair to comb over," he said, laughing. Jobson is producing and hosting a 30-minute nightly Olympics sailing program for NBC, which is being broadcast at midnight on the Bravo network.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1997
The Whitbread Round the World Race will be sailed in a class of 10 60-footers designed and developed specifically for the rigors of the competition, and race watchers are expecting tight racing throughout the 31,600-nautical-mile race.Silk Cut, Merit Cup and Toshiba appear to be the boats to beat, said Gary Jobson, the ESPN sailing commentator from Annapolis, who helped get Chessie Racing started and into the Whitbread."I would think it is those three at the top, with Swedish Match and Chessie next," said Jobson, who will not sail any legs aboard the Baltimore-Annappolis racer.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
ATHENS - Gary Jobson has a bad comb-over. And that's a good thing. Sixteen months after a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the Annapolis man known as sailing's greatest ambassador is back, providing commentary of the Olympic regatta for NBC. "I had scans just before I came over, and I'm clean. My stamina's getting better. I'm skinny, but I just about have enough hair to comb over," he said, laughing. Jobson is producing and hosting a 30-minute nightly Olympics sailing program for NBC, which is being broadcast at midnight on the Bravo network.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2004
That was one hot fiesta last week at the Latin Palace, as the Fuel Fund of Maryland threw its annual "Salsabration" party. First, you were decked out with a bunch of Mardi Gras-style bead necklaces - some strung with metallic chili peppers - as soon as you walked in the door of the Fells Point nightclub. Then, you headed upstairs to browse a buffet stuffed with all sorts of Latin and Spanish foods, like quesadillas, fajitas, arroz con puerco (rice with pork) and paella. As you sipped your margarita, you could watch Native American dancing on the dance floor below.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2003
Gary Jobson is having a "good day," his first really good day in a long time. The sailing celebrity - America's Cup winner, ESPN commentator and producer - walks swiftly around downtown Annapolis on an afternoon as bright and sunny as his mood. He talks eagerly about the book he's writing about racing. And, he jokes about his thin, wispy tufts of white hair, telling a guest he's sporting "the hatched-chicken look," the result of chemotherapy. For the last few months, the sailing world has been without its mainstay as Jobson, one of the nation's most recognizable sailors, has canceled appearances around the country for the first time in years.
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