26th September, 2012

Los Angeles Fall Cocktail Reception 2012

Date : 26th September, 2012

Valet parking provided
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Inteationally renowned sailor, Peter Isler

"A Survival Story of Rambler 100"

On Aug. 15 2011, Peter Isler was the navigator on board Rambler 100 with 265 miles remaining in the 608 mile Fastnet Race. The yacht had just rounded the infamous Fastnet Rock and needed to complete a 7 mile stretch before tuing left for the last lap home. At 5:45pm, the unthinkable happened: the keel bulb broke off. Join us to hear Peter's story and the role of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Baltimore Lifeboat from West Cork. peter

Inteationally 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. In all he has sailed in five Cup campaigns (most recently with the BMW Oracle Racing Team in Valencia, Spain), winning it twice. He took a break from sailing and appeared as analyst for ESPN's Emmy Award winning coverage of the America's Cup in '92 & '95. For the '03 and '07 Cups Peter both sailed and announced on TV (in 2003 with Outdoor Life Network and in 2007 with VERSUS Network). For over twenty five years Isler has entertained and motivated groups (including many Fortune 500 companies) with his presentations. A former Collegiate Sailor of the Year at Yale University, Isler resides in Southe Califoia. He 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, Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets (Wiley) was published in 2011. He is president of Isler Sailing Inteational, Inc. When at home in San Diego, Peter enjoys time with his two daughters and playing guitar and keyboard in a variety of bands.

photo credit © Gilles Martin-Raget