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Bond and Jobson to be entered into the AC Hall of Fame next month

Wednesday September 10th 2003, Author: Jan Harley, Location: United States
Sailor and businessman Ted Turner will be on hand next month when the Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) honours its 2003 inductees to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame - Alan Bond and Gary Jobson. Turner will lend his personal insight to the introduction of Jobson’s considerable accomplishments. As skipper and tactician, respectively, the pair shared a fabled moment in America’s Cup history when they captured the America’s Cup aboard Courageous in 1977. Introducing Bond, the entrepreneur who led the Australian effort to win the Cup in 1983, will be the Australian Consul General Ken Allen.

The Induction Ceremony, the 11th hosted by the HMM since 1993, will take place Thursday, October 16, 2003, at the Union League Club in New York City, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets to the black-tie affair, sponsored by Rolex Watch USA and supported by Dry Creek Vineyard and Quester Gallery are available individually ($250-$350) and by the table ($2,500-$5,000). For ticket details call the America’s Cup Hall of Fame at 401-465-7610; or email j.russell@herreshoff.org. Proceeds from the ceremony will benefit the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.

Below: the legendary Aussie Alan Bond

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