America has never embraced sailing as a hero-making sport. It's insufficiently violent, too convoluted in its rules, and too intellectually demanding in its tactics to grab the kind of attention accorded its bone-crushing brethren. Or at least that's how it was until Gary Jobson came along. When it comes to sailboat racing in America, since he burst onto the scene as a college kid from the shores of New Jersey, Jobson has become the sport's megawatt face, voice, and cheerleader. During his four years at SUNY Maritime College, three times he was named an All-American sailor, and twice he was the collegiate Sailor of the Year. At the ripe age of 27, Jobson was selected by Ted Turner to become tactician on Courageous in Turner's nationally galvanizing 1977 America's Cup win. In addition, Gary's won three SORCs (Southern Ocean Racing Conferences), one-design championships on Lasers, Shields, and Force 5s, and, most dramatically, the tragic 1979 Fastnet Race aboard Turner's ocean racer, Tenacious.