Peter Isler Reference

”These displays are so good, you never want to go off watch again!”

Internationally 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, he 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. He has covered five America’s Cups (’92 & ’95 for ESPN & ABC Sports, ’03 & ’07 with Outdoor Life Network and VERSUS, ’11 ACTV & VERSUS/NBC Sports Network). Isler has entertained and motivated hundreds of groups including many Fortune 500 companies with his presentations. Awarded “Collegiate Sailor of the Year” for North America while at Yale University, Isler moved on to Olympic class sailing and then the America’s Cup. A prolific writer, he is Editor at Large for Sailing World Magazine, 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, Let’s Go Sailing (ASA) was published in 2020. Peter is a co-founder of the American Sailing Association. He is president of Isler Sailing International, Inc. At home in San Diego, he raises American Quarter Horses and plays guitar and keyboard in various bands.


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