Bob Fisher - Mr America's Cup
Bob Fisher was born to the America’s Cup – raised on the foreshore at Brightlingsea where the local watermen wore Guernsey jumpers with the names Shamrock and Endeavour emblazoned across their chests. It was from them that he first learned about the Cup.
His own sailing on these East Coast waters led him to international racing around the globe, and a determination to communicate these stories in print, radio and on screen.
Winner of the Fireball and Hornet dinghy world and national championships, the Little America’s Cup, and navigator on record breaking challenges across the Atlantic, there is not much that Bob has not experienced first-hand in the world of yachting.
A hugely engaging speaker, he can regale audiences with the dastardly deeds that some have pulled in their efforts to win and defend yachting’s ‘Holy Grail’, speak about racing around the world, as well as motivate the next generation of Olympic champions.
Just back from commentating on the 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco, Bob tells the inside story of how Oracle Team USA with Sir Ben Ainslie onboard recovered from 1:8 down to achieve the greatest come-back in sporting history in defeating Team New Zealand's catamaran 9:8.
"A great orator – Bob has an endless fund of stories to tell!"
Yachting Journalist's Association
'An Absorbing Interest' - the definitive history of the America's Cup
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