New Jobson book to benefit Sailing Hall of Fame

The newest book by renowned America’s Cup Veteran Gary Jobson provides insight into the lives of the sailors who – over the last few decades – have impacted the sport in the USA. Titled, “Legends of American Sailing – 50 Men and Women Who Shaped the Sport,” 100% of the proceeds of the book will go to support the mission and programming of the National Sailing Hall of Fame in its new home in Newport, R.I.

As a 2011 NSHOF Inductee, active board member, and past president of the organization, Jobson has distilled more than 550 interviews into essays which convey the deep love of the sport and widely held belief that sailing should be, above all else, fun, that is shared by all the subjects.

“The women and men Gary Jobson interviews and profiles represent the full range of modern competitive sailing,” said John Rousmaniere, the noted author of over 30 books including “The Annapolis Book of Seamanship” and “Fastnet Force 10.” Olympians and distance racers, dinghy sailors and dinghy coaches, America’s Cup winners, yacht designers, sailmakers, writers, and more – each personifies an aspect of our distinctive and historic pastime.”

To order a copy, visit or phone the NSHOF office at 401-324-5761.

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