TV commentator and producer, Vice-President, World Sailing,
Gary Jobson has authored 19 books on sailing, narrated or produced 1,200 television programs and films, has given over 2,600 lectures, and has competed in 5,600 races.
As a sailor, Gary Jobson has enjoyed a long and successful career. He has won many of the world’s offshore races, and was tactician on the winning America’s Cup yacht, Courageous, in 1977, with skipper Ted Turner.
Jobson is currently a Vice President of the Board of World Sailing. He is past President of US Sailing, America’s governing body of sailing.
Jobson spent 31 years with ESPN covering sailing events and producing documentaries.
Member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA
Nicolas Mirabaud holds an MA in Business Law, an MBA and a Federal diploma as an expert in finance and investment. He began his career with the eponymous bank in 1999 as a fund analyst. In 2001 he joined the bank's wealth management department. Since 2016 he has been Co-Head of Wealth Management and a member of the Executive Committee of Mirabaud & Cie SA.
Vice President, IMG
Melissa Payne, vice President of IMG, the world’s largest distributor of sports programming and the biggest supplier of production content globally, boasts 18 years at IMG and 23 years’ experience within the Sports television industry. Melissa has covered many of the biggest events in the world of sailing - from offshore to inshore, round the world and fleet racing - including The America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, World Match Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series. Not only limited to sailing events, Melissa has also overseen other nautical disciplines like the H20 series: F1 powerboats, Class One and Aquabikes, from a production and/or Television distribution stand-point.
Journalist and sailor
Pierre-Yves Lautrou has been covering sailing races as a journalist for over fifteen years. Formerly a journalist at l’Express, he founded in 2015 the successful sailing Newsletter Tip & Shaft; a reference for yacht racing in France. He also organises the Tip & Shaft / Connect conferences on the business of yacht racing in France. A competitor himself, Pierre-Yves competed during many years and sailed amongst others in the Mini-Transat, Fastnet Race, Sydney-Hobart, Québec-Saint-Malo, Route du Rhum and many more.
Founder, Offshore Productions and past America’s Cup sailor
Dick Enersen was born in San Francisco, quite a while ago, and began sailing shortly thereafter, no thanks to his golfing parents. He made his first Transpac after his freshman year at Stanford, and his first Bermuda Race the next summer. In 1964 he was a member of the crew of CONSTELLATION in the defense of America’s Cup. He started Offshore Productions in 1972, focusing on yacht racing, including America’s Cups, ocean racing, and Olympic sailing. His work may be seen at www.offshoreprod.com
TV Producer - Producer of America’s Cup coverage since 1992
Denis Harvey has led the world in the development of sailing as a television sport as a Producer of America’s Cup coverage since 1992 - most recently as Executive Producer for the 34th and 35th America’s Cups. The 34th America’s Cup was nominated for seven Emmys – winning two and was recognised with a Golden Podium Award. He has been at the forefront of the introduction of a number of new technologies to enhance the television experience and engage viewers with the sport of sailing He has also produced the Sailing coverage for four Olympic Games and a wide range of other sailing events.
Head of Performance Sailing and Series Producer of The World Sailing Show
Matthew Sheahan is Sunset+Vine’s Head of Performance Sailing and Series Producer of The World Sailing Show, the official television series of the governing body World Sailing. Matt has a background steeped in grand prix sailing. A qualified naval architect, he was Racing Editor of Yachting World magazine for many years before making the transition to broadcasting where he has joined the sailing team at Sunset+Vine with a central role in a portfolio that includes CNN Mainsail, the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, the America’s Cup for British broadcasters BBC and BT Sport, the Olympics for the BBC and the international distribution for the Volvo Ocean Race.