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The America's Cup Reception


6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sheppard Mullin
Four Embarcadero Center
17th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in celebration of

The America's Cup - San Francisco 2013

with honored guest and presenter

Gary Jobson - NBC Sports' America's Cup and Emmy award winning commentator, world class sailor, and author

featuring wine, hors d'oeuvres and beautiful views of the Bay.

About Our Presenter


Gary Jobson is a world class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. Gary has authored 18 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines. He is a Vice President of the International Sailing Federation.

Jobson is covering the 34th America's Cup for NBC. He won an A.C.E. (Award for Cable Excellence) for the 1987 America's Cup on ESPN. In 1988 Jobson won an Emmy for his production of sailing at the Olympic Games in South Korea, and won an Emmy for the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race on PBS. His newest books are and Nantucket: A Sailing Community and Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story. Jobson recently produced a documentary promoting nuclear energy titled, Energy on Trial.

He has won many championships in one design classes, the America's Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world's ocean races. In college at SUNY Maritime he was an All American sailor three times and was twice named College Sailor of the Year. Gary is also an active cruising sailor. He has led ambitious expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Cape Horn.

Jobson was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (2011) and the America's Cup Hall of Fame (2003) by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999 Jobson won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING's most prestigious award. He was elected President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame in January 2013.

Gary has been the National Chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta program since 1994. These events have raised over $40 million to date. In 2012 the University of Maryland Medical School established The Gary Jobson Professorship in Medical Oncology. Jobson was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the State University of New York Maritime College in 2005.

Over the past thirty-five years Gary has given over 2000 lectures throughout the world. He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Past President of US Sailing (2009-2012).

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