Gary Jobson has been nominated as the President of US Sailing, and is to be elected by the Board in October. Apparently, he runs unopposed. How nice for him. Let’s remember he was appointed to the Board of US Sailing as the "Select Director", which is a discretionary appointment by statute for the President to make, with Board approval. So, US Sailing will now be led by someone who was not elected ever by any vote of the members. If Jobson is elected, then Annapolis YC will have had three of the last five Presidents of US Sailing. The west coast has not had a President since Chuck Kober in the mid 80’s, a full 25 years. Several questions emerge here. Is the US Sailing nomination process appropriate corporate governance for a non-profit company? Is Jobson an appropriate person to be President of US Sailing? Looks like the good ol’ boy club is alive and well. Weigh in here.