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US Sailing elects Gary Jobson as president

Gary Jobson was elected president of US Sailing at the organization's annual meeting last weekend in Texas. The board of directors also elected Tom Hubbell vice president, Leslie Keller treasurer, Fred Hagedorn secretary, and Stan Honey select director.

In his acceptance speech, Jobson outlined his plans for US Sailing, discussed the philosophy of the organization and explained US Sailing's goal to create opportunities for more people to sail and encourage participation, especially among youth.

"We want to make sailing safe, easy and fair," said Jobson. "We'll work to make sailing available to everyone."

Increased visibility for US Sailing and awareness of the sport is a priority for Jobson.

Jobson was a member of the organization's board of directors and has served on the Olympic Sailing Committee for 12 years. A world-class sailor, television commentator and author, Jobson has served as an ambassador to the sport.

He has authored 16 sailing books, including the first US Sailing Instructor's Manual, and is editor-at-large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. Jobson was the television broadcast producer for the sailing competition at the 2008 Olympic Games on NBC.

In October 2003, Jobson was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999, he won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing's most prestigious award.

Jobson has been ESPN's sailing commentator since 1985.

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