The New York Yacht Club Medal was bestowed on legend Ted Turner by the New York Yacht Club on June 6th, 2017.
The honoring ceremony took place at the 44th Street Clubhouse and its celebrated Turner’s 40th year of the Courageous crew. The best achievement by Turner and his crew was when they won the America’s Cup in 1977. This is going to be a soon to be released documentary as well on the NBC.
Ted Turner took the television news to a totally different level when he founded the Cable News Network in 1980. He is also a four-time winner of the US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. He is a very successful American of the modern times and also had a very illustrious sailing career. He had won the World Series being the owner of the Atlanta Braves. He is the one who created the Goodwill Games and other achievements include Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1991 and membership in the Television Hall of Fame.
The New York Yacht Club award has gone on since 1985. It is awarded from time to time to a person in recognition of his or her efforts of contribution to the club or yachting. Philip A. Lotz, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, said that it was a proud moment for the club to bestow this award on Ted Turner. He is a well-known person the world over and was a sailing pro like no other.
Some of Ted’s achievements in sailing include the Flying Dutchman World Championships, 1979 Fastnet race, SORC, Congressional Cup, 5.5 Meter Gold Cup, and of course, 1997 win over Australian Alan Bond in the America’s Cup. Ted’s tactician Gary Jobson, was a sailing, great as he took his one-deign racing skills to ocean racing and changed the sport altogether.