F M “Jake” Wosser
IOD FLEET: San Francisco
ACTIVE PERIOD: 1945 – late 1980s
IOD ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR CONTRIBUTIONS: 3 time IOD World Champion 1965, 1966, and 1973. He won the San Francisco IOC fleet championship 11 of the 18 years he owned a boat.
NOTABLE SAILING ACHIEVEMENTS: Commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club 1953, 1954, 1969, and 1970. Jake was the consensus fastest IOD skipper on the Bay for four decades from 1945 until the late 1980’s. He believed in winning on the water and after 50 years and thousands of races there is no record of him ever filing a protest.