Leigh Hunt | Modern Sailing

Leigh Hunt

President and CEO

An electrical engineer by education, Leigh was working in Product Management for Bay Area telecommunications companies before he decided to make sailing a profession and purchased Modern Sailing in July 2014.

Originally from Canada, Leigh began his sailing education at a Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) school in Ontario. After moving to California in 2004, he quickly found two ASA schools to help take his skills to the next level. He completed his ASA 106 at Modern Sailing by taking the 7 day Heavy Weather Offshore Course with John Connolly.

Leigh has been chartering regularly with Modern Sailing since 2006, and has participated in many sailing events like our first Napa flotilla. He later joined John Connolly on an Offshore Passage Making Course in the South Pacific. In addition to chartering locally on San Francisco Bay, sailing destinations have been a big part of Leigh's vacationing. Leigh has done destination charters in the Caribbean, deliveries in the Greek Med, and an ocean voyage from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii.

In 2009 he starting volunteering for a San Francisco Bay non-profit: the Bluewater Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to help at-risk youth by providing them with enriching experiences sailing on SF Bay. In 2013 he started serving on the executive committee, and in 2014 he was named the President of the foundation.

Testimonials

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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