Captain Clint Sutter at the helm

Captain Clint Sutter

  • Coast Guard 100-ton master.
    2012 to present
  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 114, student and instructor level.
  • Experience operating various types of sailboats (monohulls and catamarans) ranging from 25 to 50 ft. in varying conditions.
  • ASA instructor of advanced ASA sailing classes in San Diego, CA, Long Beach, CA, Mexico, Grenada and the Grenadines.
  • Captain Clint is passionate about sailing and has many years of experience teaching sailing and taking guests on charters and flotillas.

Just a little background on Captain Clint:

Clint taught himself to sail on Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona and then moved onto ocean sailing in California, Mexico and the Caribbean.

He remembers being enamored by the fact he could travel with unlimited range relying on the wind and weather. He said he was hooked the first time he sailed his boat upwind; as his somewhat rebellious nature felt satisfied by the ability of his sailboat to move against the wind.

Guests and students have frequently asked Clint why he loves sailing and teaching sailing so we thought we would share a few of his responses:

“I love teaching sailing because of how much sailing has taught me”
“I love watching students’ apprehension turn into confidence”
“I want my students to love sailing as much as I do. I want them to leave my classes with confidence and capability and a desire to share their love of sailing with others”
“I love the ocean and the feeling of a boat underway; the boat communicates with you and there is no mistaking a ‘happy boat’ and a boat being pushed too hard”
“I love sailing because it has changed me and so many others I’ve encountered for the better”
“I love watching people build confidence at the helm of a large sailboat (monohull or catamaran)”
“Sailing opened my eyes to a lifestyle attainable to anyone. Essentially, I could sail practically anywhere with limited money and resources”