Motivational Speaking - Isler Sailing
Inextricable from the America’s Cup since winning it as navigator aboard Dennis Conner’s Stars & Stripes in Australia in 1987, Peter Isler 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.
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Motivational Speaking



The natural beauty of sailing is inspirational – it excites the imagination for all of us.  Sailing and the sea have long provided companies with a powerful theme for products, services and campaigns. Teamwork, leadership, navigation, decision-making under changing conditions, and competition at the highest level are some of the sailing-related topics that resonate in the world of business.


Peter Isler, a two time America’s Cup winner, television announcer and best selling author has been giving  motivational speeches to Fortune 500 companies for over two decades.  Winner of college sailing’s equivalent of the “Heisman Trophy” while at Yale University, Isler’s sailing career has been replete with success at all levels, from ocean racing to the America’s Cup.  He has raced with some of the world’s best sailors including Dennis Conner, Russell Coutts, and Ben Ainslie.  He’s also sailed and worked with some well known business leaders including Larry Ellison, Roy Disney, Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch and George David.  A popular sailing spokesperson, and television commentator (ESPN, VERSUS, AMERICAS CUP TV),  Peter can provide your group with a unique and inspirational experience by deftly weaving his presentation’s lessons of success, teamwork and leadership with your desired messages.


Isler draws analogies from his success in America’s Cup and grand prix sailboat racing to success in your business. Isler has entertained and motivated a wide variety of groups  with his presentations.  His popularity is due to his strong message and his ability to customize his presentation to suit the needs and messages of the client. Presentations often incorporate video footage of exciting sailing action that brings the nautical element to life for the audience.  His presentations often take a similar course to his acclaimed business book At The Helm – Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters (Doubleday, co-written with Peter Economy).  In it he shares his lessons as well as those from some of the world’s most successful business people (and sailors) including Ted Turner, Roy Disney, Rich DeVos, Dennis Conner, and Phil Knight. Isler is not just another retired sports figure trying to make it on the motivational speaking circuit – he remains active in his sport, competing at the highest level, and as a motivational speaker, author and television personality.  

Peter Isler is building an incredible collection of books to read on sailing, motivation and life.