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Welcome to Good Jibes Episode 38 With Peter Isler

Welcome to Good Jibes! This week’s host, John Arndt, is joined by Peter Isler to chat about Peter’s lifetime of racing and giving back to the sailing community, plus his life-changing scare on Rambler 100. Peter is a two-time America’s Cup winner, a Collegiate Sailor of the Year at Yale University, founder of the American Sailing Association, author, and speaker.

Peter Isler
At minute 32:36, find out what is Peter’s favorite boat.
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Peter almost lost his life in 2011 when Rambler 100 lost its keel and capsized during the Fastnet Race. Hear his thoughts on modern-day racing, competing in the America’s Cup aboard Stars and Stripes, what helped him survive the Rambler 100 incident, why he enjoys teaching about sailing and the weather, and the time he met three presidents in three days.

This episode covers everything from winning to teaching. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • How did Peter become an all-American at Yale?
  • What did he think he’d be doing after school?
  • How did the Rambler 100 incident change his life?
  • Where was he during the incident?
  • How did he find his passion for sailing?
  • Why does he enjoy teaching?
  • What made him write a business book about sailing?
  • Short Tacks: What does he do when not sailing or racing?

Take Peter’s weather course at and learn more on Facebook @IslerBlueBook.

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