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Gary Hutson

Gary has been sailing the Chesapeake Bay since 1985.  He holds a USCG 50 GT Masters Captains license and is certified as an ASA Instructor thru 104 and Docking.  He obtained his Senior Navigator Designation from the U S Power Squadron and has taught their Seamanship, Sail, and Engine Maintenance courses. As life long resident of Maryland, Gary has owned and operated an automotive repair shop, served as a volunteer fireman and paramedic for more than 30 years, and currently provides east coast yacht delivery and boat maintenance services where he especially enjoys taking new sailors and boat owners out on their new vessel to learn and enjoy. Gary and his wife, Deb, live in Glen Arm and cruise aboard REALITY, their Passport 40 out of Baltimore Yacht Club.  Their daughter, Kate, is an attorney in Washington, DC and comes up to Baltimore as often as possible. Future plans include some coastal cruising and probably ending up in the Caribbean.


"I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed the recent 101 class with Captain Gary Hutson.  He adapted his teaching style to each individual in the class and made the topics interesting. As testament to his abilities as an instructor, I scored 100% on the written and skills tests. By nature I am very analytical and curious about how and why things work, and Gary took the time to explain those aspects of sailing. He’s extremely personable as well. Beyond the mechanics of sailing, the 4 days were actually a lot of fun! The 101 course at MD School was an enjoyable experience and I can’t wait to advance my sailing skills. I just hope I’ll be lucky enough to have an instructor as good as Captain Gary."

~ Russ Borman; ASA 101 Graduate October 2011


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