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Peter Isler

Internationally renowned sailor, motivational speaker and author, Peter Isler has parlayed his love of sailing into a career. Inextricable from the America's Cup since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in Australia in 1987, he has sailed in five Cup campaigns (most recently with the BMW Oracle Racing Team in Valencia, Spain), winning it twice. He founded two America's Cup teams including the America3 Women's Team which raced for the 1995 Cup. Serving as a TV commentator, Peter has been a member of two Emmy award winning broadcast teams.  He has covered five America's Cups ('92 & '95 for ESPN & ABC Sports, '03 & '07 with Outdoor Life Network and VERSUS, '11 ACTV & VERSUS/NBC Sports Network). Isler has entertained and motivated hundreds of groups including many Fortune 500 companies with his presentations. Awarded "Collegiate Sailor of the Year" for North America while at Yale University, Isler moved on to Olympic class sailing and then the America's Cup. A prolific writer, he is Editor at Large for Sailing World Magazine, co-authored the best-selling book, Sailing for Dummies (Wiley), and wrote the acclaimed business book, At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters (Doubleday) with Peter Economy. His most recent title is Peter Islerís Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets (Wiley/Turner). Peter was a co-founder of the American Sailing Association.  He is president of Isler Sailing International, Inc. At home in San Diego, he raises American Quarter Horses and plays guitar and keyboard in various bands.



Major Career Sailing Highlights:

bulletTwo-time America's Cup Winner, Stars & Stripes Navigator
bulletFive America's Cup campaigns as skipper, tactician and navigator
bulletTop-ranked US skipper on the Professional Match Racing Circuit for five years
bulletIntercollegiate Sailor of the Year (Yale)
bulletTwo-time Maxi Class World champion
bulletNewport to Bermuda Race Winner - record holder
bulletPacific Cup (SF - Hawaii) Winner
bulletPineapple Cup winner (FL - Jamaica) - record holder
bulletTranspacific Yacht Race winner (LA - Honolulu) - record setter
bulletTransatlantic Race Winner (Newport - England) - record holder
bulletPuerto Vallarta Race (San Diego - PV) winner - record holder
bulletMarblehead to Halifax Race Winner
bulletU.S. Team Race Champion 

Positions held:

bulletDirector, American Sailing Association. (1983 - present)
bulletVice Chairman, Yale Sailing Associates. (1992 - 2010)
bulletCoach, U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, 1984
bulletDirector, CBTF Co.  (1991 - 2010)
bulletAdvisor, International Yacht Restoration School (1994- 2012)
bulletEditor at Large: Sailing World Magazine (1991- present)
bulletAdvisor, OneOcean (2011 - 2014)

Broadcast background:

bulletAnalyst, ACTV - America's Cup World Series 2011 (EMMY Award)
bulletAnalyst, VERSUS Network - Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup 2007
bulletAnalyst, Outdoor Life Network - Louis Vuitton Cup Coverage (2002 - 2003)
bulletAnalyst, ESPN and ABC Sports America's Cup Coverage, 1992 & 1995 (over 175 hours live - EMMY Award)
bulletTalent, Various Fox Sports Net, Speedvision, Outdoor Life & ESPN programs (1991 - present)
bulletHost, Speedvision Network - Classics - series about classic vehicles (1996-2001)
bulletHost & Producer, Outdoor Life Network - Sailorsí Log - series ('96-'97)
bulletProducer, host & writer, Prime Network, Dennis Conner's Road to the America's Cup series (Ď94-í95)
bulletConsultant, ESPN/Silicon Graphics SailTrack - real time computer animation (1992, 1995)


bulletLetís Go Sailing - Hearst Marine & Simon & Schuster - 1987 & 1993
bulletSailing For Dummies -  Wiley/IDG Books - 1997 & 2006 - co-authored w/ JJ Isler
bulletAt the Helm-Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters Ė Doubleday, 2000 w/ Peter Economy
bullet Peter Isler's Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets - Wiley/Turner 2011


bulletSailing photos (scroll to bottom of page)
bulletMusic photos

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