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Greg

Fisher

1954

Greg Fisher is a world champion sailor (21 North American or National Championships in seven different classes), a collegiate All-American, and a widely acknowledged leading innovative sailmaker. He has made a career of sailboat racing performance while also coaching and sharing his knowledge through clinics, dock talks, and conversations with anyone who has a question.  He is a gifted teacher and has published many articles in Sailing World. He is also a tireless voice for promoting accessible sailing — raising funds, organizing events and connecting groups in order to bring sailing to a wider audience.

Accomplishments and Honors

Contributor

  • Co-Author of Sailboat Racing with Greg Fisher
  • 2010-2018, Director of Sailing at College of Charleston
  • 2012 US Sailing Community Sailing Award for Outstanding Director of a year-round program
  • 2007 US Sailing One-Design Service Award (John Gardiner Jr. Trophy)
  • 2003 US Sailing Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Award
  • 1984-2010 Wrote over 15 educational articles forSailing Worldon sail trim, boat handling or tactics
  • 1984-2010 Presented an average of 10 seminars per year to yacht clubs and sailors
  • Former Board Member US Sailing
  • Chair US Sailing Championship of Champions Committee for four years
  • Chair US Sailing One-Design Class Council for two years

Sailing Results

Collegiate All-American        1975 Ohio Wesleyan University

 

J/22 Class      

  • World Championships 1st 2008
  • North American Championships 1st 2001, 2007, 2010
  • Midwinters 1st 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010

 

Lightning Class            

  • North American Championships 1st1990, 2014
  • 2nd1977, 1997
  • 3rd1996, 6th 2016, 3rd crew (for wife) 2003
  • Southern Circuit Overall   1st 2012, 2nd2014
  • Midwinters    1st St Petersburg 2000, 2nd 2014
  • Midwinters    1st Miami 2012, 2nd 2000
  • World Championship 4th 2015 (skipper), 2nd1989, 5th 1975 (both crew with brother), 6th 2003 (crew with father)
  • North American Championship Masters crew (with father) 1st 2007

 

Thistle Class     

  • Nationals 1st 1983, 1987, 1988, 2006, 2008
  • 2nd 1984, 1986         3rd1979, 1980
  • Midwinters 1st 1986, 87, 88, 90, 91, 99, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010

 

Flying Scot Class   

  • North Americans 1st1984, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001
  • Midwinters 1st   7 times

 

Interlake Class   

  • Nationals   2nd 2008
  • 1st crew (with father) 1979, 1999, 2001

 

Highlander Class   

  • Nationals 1st 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
  • crew 1st 1994

 

Y Flyer Class   

  • Midwinters   1st 1984, 1996

 

Johnson 18

  • Nationals 1st 1995
  • 2nd 1996

 

Snipe Class  

  • North Americans 2nd
  • Nationals 4th 1987
  • Don Q Midwinters Miami 1st  1987

 

Yacht Club Team Racing

  • First 2016 Soiland Cup at Southern Yacht Club with College of Charleston Yacht Club as crew

 

US Sailing Championship of Champions    

  • 2nd 2010
  • 3rd 1987

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