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Jobson's Cup Runneth Over

When Gary Jobson saw his first 12-meter at age 12, he dreamed of someday getting a taste of the America’s Cup. Over the next five decades— from his role as tactician for Ted Turner aboard Courageous in 1977 to his role as an ESPN commentator in New Zealand in 2003—Jobson got his taste, and then some. Along the way, he met a host of fascinating characters, often switching from racer to

When Gary Jobson saw his first 12-meter at age 12, he dreamed of someday getting a taste of the America’s Cup. Over the next five decades— from his role as tactician for Ted Turner aboard Courageous in 1977 to his role as an ESPN commentator in New Zealand in 2003—Jobson got his taste, and then some. Along the way, he met a host of fascinating characters, often switching from racer to journalist to get their stories. He also fought a successful battle against lymphoma that dramatically altered his life. All this and more can be found in Jobson’s new autobiography. With stories and photos from his native New Jersey to New Zealand, from Courageous to Alinghi, Jobson provides a perspective on the evolution of racing, design and even sailing journalism that is as unique as it is “American.”

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