Twice defending the America's Cup-Weatherly in 1962 and Intrepid
in 1967-this two-time Yachtsman of the Year excelled in many offshore
championships including the SORC, which he won in '59. Mosbacher
(1922-1997) was the dominant skipper in the IOD class for nearly a
decade, winning eight consecutive season championships in the 1950s.
aggressive starting tactics and shrewd strategy made him a formidable
opponent. His Cup philosophy is best summarized by a comment in 1962:
"This is no democracy. However, I do like to hear any well thought out,
reasonable suggestion. Once."