Growing up in South Africa, Gunter comes from a family of sailors. He started sailing at the age of 6 in Optimists, and progressed through the ranks to Keelboats.
Gunter joined the South African Navy as a Diver in 1991 and quickly become a Dive Supervisor. Sailing competitively on large boats all around the Southern tip of Africa, he solidified his love of sailing. Gunter earned his USCG Capt license, is a US Sailing Certified Keelboat instructor and is a Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor.
After 20+ years of managing outdoor adventure events, running teambuilding programs and guiding tours, he is as comfortable teaching kids in a summer program, as he is presenting to upper management at a corporate event.
Gunter’s passion for teaching sailing and promoting safe water sports led him to certifications with US Sailing and The American Canoe Association, the best sanctioning bodies for water sports in the US. When not on the water Gunter is an avid mountain biker and is hiking, biking or skiing with his wife and two daughter.