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By MILTON KENT | May 4, 1995
By all rights, Dennis Conner should be one of America's most beloved sports heroes. After all, as captain of Stars & Stripes, he has helped keep the America's Cup in American hands by winning two of the past three Cup finals, a patriotic achievement if ever there was one.But Conner, who is poised to go for another win, when his crew meets Black Magic from New Zealand on Saturday (4 p.m., ESPN) in the first of a best-of-nine set, is not universally loved. In fact, there's a fair contingent of people who would just as soon see the Cup go to the Kiwis as have Conner get a fourth.
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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 Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2003
Gary Jobson's ship has come in. The Annapolis yachtsman, author and television commentator will be honored for his tireless promotion of sailing when he is inducted Oct. 16 into the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The selection of Jobson and Australian Alan Bond - both America's Cup winners - was announced yesterday by the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, R.I. They will join the 53-member Hall, which includes Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts, Ted Turner and the late Sir Peter Blake. "It's a huge honor," said Jobson, 52. "When I look at the list of members, I feel quite humble.
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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 Peter Baker | October 14, 1990
Gary Jobson sits in the stern lounge aboard the Lady Anna the Mount Gay Rum VIP boat at the Cadillac Columbus Cup regatta. Earlier in the week, a writer had characterized Jobson as gray-haired and prosperous, and Jobson, a television commentator, an author of sailing books, lecturer, entrepreneur and sailboat racer, is disputing the characterization."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
For more than a decade, Gary Jobson has crisscrossed the country raising money for research to find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma. Now, the television voice of the America's Cup and soul of the Maryland sailing community is being treated for lymphoma. Jobson, 52, learned he had the disease last week and began an aggressive six-month regimen of chemotherapy treatments last Friday. "It was a rough weekend, but he's feeling better," his secretary, Kathy Lambert, said yesterday. "His spirits are up."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1998
The Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy drew unexpectedly large numbers of spectators to Baltimore and Annapolis this spring, and this week area sailing fans have an opportunity to view a film recapping the nine-month competition.Gary Jobson, yachting commentator for ESPN and a noted international competitor, has produced "Caution to the Wind," a one-hour film that offers highlights of the nine legs of the race, on-board footage and interviews and close racing shots."My goal was to try to balance the human drama of the eventwith the speeds these boats go," Jobson said last week.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2005
There is video footage taken when oneAustralia cracked apart and sank during the America's Cup race in 1995. There are national awards presented yearly to top sailors at fancy banquets. There is even a machine that simulates the experience of sailing - without the user ever getting in the water. The sport of sailing has no shortage of drama, history or gadgetry, but until yesterday when Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced that a Sailing Hall of Fame would be established in Annapolis, the sport had no single place to tell its full story.
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April 30, 2006
ESPN commentator Gary Jobson gives his take on the evolution of the Volvo Ocean Race. PG 5B
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | January 1, 2006
Gary Jobson Occupation ESPN sailing commentator, author of 15 books about sailing, editor at large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. In the news Jobson was a major force behind plans to establish a National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis. At a recent ceremony at City Dock, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. formally agreed to lease a state building to the hall of fame. Career highlights Jobson, 55, grew up in Tom's River, N.J., where he raced dinghies on Barnegat Bay. He sailed for the State University of New York Maritime College and was twice named College Sailor of the Year.
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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 Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,Sun Reporter | September 13, 2006
A renowned sailor and ESPN commentator, a former Maryland quarterback turned pro, a major league baseball trainer and a now-deceased NCAA football official will be inducted Oct. 18 into the Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame. The quartet of Gary Jobson, John Kaleo, Jamie Reed and Joe DiRenzo Jr., whose names were to be announced today, will be the 16th annual class of local sports standouts to be honored. The banquet will take place at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The group, chosen by a volunteer committee from a list of about 10 nominees, brings the total number of inductees to 75. Jobson rose to fame when he was the tactician and Ted Turner the skipper as Courageous won the America's Cup in 1987.
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April 30, 2006
ESPN commentator Gary Jobson gives his take on the evolution of the Volvo Ocean Race. PG 5B
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | April 30, 2006
Norfolk, Va. -- As six giant Volvo Ocean Race sailboats sped through the mouth of the Chesapeake toward Baltimore a week and a half ago, Gary Jobson stood on a dock, steaming mad. The ESPN commentator's carefully plotted plan to jump aboard a yacht appeared to be in shambles. The camera crew was late getting to the marina. The weather wasn't cooperating. A boat that was to ferry him to the racing yacht was 70 miles behind schedule. Jobson, once a force in the round-the-world race, was now, literally and figuratively, left waiting on the dock.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | January 1, 2006
Gary Jobson Occupation ESPN sailing commentator, author of 15 books about sailing, editor at large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. In the news Jobson was a major force behind plans to establish a National Sailing Hall of Fame in Annapolis. At a recent ceremony at City Dock, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. formally agreed to lease a state building to the hall of fame. Career highlights Jobson, 55, grew up in Tom's River, N.J., where he raced dinghies on Barnegat Bay. He sailed for the State University of New York Maritime College and was twice named College Sailor of the Year.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2005
There is video footage taken when oneAustralia cracked apart and sank during the America's Cup race in 1995. There are national awards presented yearly to top sailors at fancy banquets. There is even a machine that simulates the experience of sailing - without the user ever getting in the water. The sport of sailing has no shortage of drama, history or gadgetry, but until yesterday when Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced that a Sailing Hall of Fame would be established in Annapolis, the sport had no single place to tell its full story.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | April 30, 2006
Norfolk, Va. -- As six giant Volvo Ocean Race sailboats sped through the mouth of the Chesapeake toward Baltimore a week and a half ago, Gary Jobson stood on a dock, steaming mad. The ESPN commentator's carefully plotted plan to jump aboard a yacht appeared to be in shambles. The camera crew was late getting to the marina. The weather wasn't cooperating. A boat that was to ferry him to the racing yacht was 70 miles behind schedule. Jobson, once a force in the round-the-world race, was now, literally and figuratively, left waiting on the dock.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Contributing Writer | October 7, 1992
Yesterday's light winds off Fort McHenry confounded the top-ranked international match racers taking part in this year's Cadillac Columbus Cup Regatta, causing some upsets in the early standings set on Monday when the double round-robin portion of the regatta began.Despite the difficult conditions, three additional flights were completed in the round-robin series, bringing the total races to five.Olympic silver medalist Kevin Mahaney unexpectedly had to leave the regatta, but was expected to return before its conclusion; in his absence he turned the helm of his team to a crew member, Texan Doug Kern, who also earned a silver medal in the 1992 Olympics as middleman on Mahaney's Soling campaign.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2005
On the water Even in winter, one can dream about sailing. And as the temperature drops, perhaps the most comfortable way to do this is by a fire, with a blanket and a book. A Cats: A Century of Tradition (Nomad Press, $49.95) is Annapolis-based sailor Gary Jobson's latest volume. It tells the history of the A Cat fleet and catboat racing on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey, where Jobson grew up. An A Cat is a rare type of catboat - distinguished by its single sail and mast at the very front of the boat.
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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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