Steve Hunt

About Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt of San Diego, CA is a professional sailor and coach.

With success at the Junior, Collegiate, Olympic, Coaching and Professional level he has won three World titles and 17 National and North American championships as a sailor.

After earning Collegiate All-American twice and winning the College National Championship his senior year, Steve undertook a 7 year Olympic campaign as part of the US Sailing Team in the 470 class were he won multiple National and North American championships in addition to a Bronze medal at the World University Games. 

He then transitioned into professional sailing and coaching high school. Steve is proud to be the all time winningest high school coach with 12 national titles in fleet and team racing, and leading individual club teams to championships in the 420 class and Youth Championships.  In addition to championships many of Steve’s sailors have gone on to earn All American honors, College Sailor of the Year titles, and an Olympic Medal.  

Many of Steve’s students have gone on to join top sailing teams at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Brown, Georgetown and many more, earning All American and College Sailor of the Year honors. Steve is also an expert contributor to Sailing World Magazine and a guest coach for the US Sailing Team. Before transitioning to professional sailing and coaching full time he was a certified project manager (PMP) with SAIC, a defense contractor. Steve lives in San Diego, CA with his wife Cris Teena and twin boys Ethan and Wyatt.


  • 3x World Champion: Etchells Class
  • 5x North American Champion: 470, Etchells, Martin 242, J24, J80
  • 11x National Champion: 420, 470, Etchells, Melges 20, Melges 24, Express 37
  • J70 European Champion
  • 2x Championship of Champions Winner
  • Bronze Medal World University Games
  • Congressional Cup Champion
  • 2x Collegiate All American
  • 7 Year Member of US Sailing Team
  • 12x National Champion High School Coach: Fleet Racing, Team Racing and Laser Nationals
  • 420 National Champion Coach
  • 2x Youth Champion Coach: 420
  • Orange Bowl Champion Coach
  • 420 Midwinters Champion Coach
  • Mentored 4 College Sailors of the Year
  • Coached many Collegiate All Americans and National Champions
  • Coached Professional Etchells Team to West Coast Spring Series Championship
  • Coached the US Sailing Team
  • Expert Contributor/Editor to Sailing World Magazine
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