-USCG 100T Master with Sailing and towing endorsements.
-First Puerto Rican female certified as a Scuba Instructor N.A.U.I. since 1985.
-First, Puerto Rican female certified as Captain, ASA instructor 1998.
Well known in the racing community in Annapolis, Maryland as Capitana Suzy. Has raced Internationally for more than 3 decades. Represented the Sailing Team in Puerto Rico in the Centro American Games in Ponce 1993 in the Female windsurfing category.
Capitana Suzy received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Puerto Rico where she received a full scholarship in the female track and field team. She has been teaching watersports since 1981. Capitana Suzy is a sailing instructor (ASA), as well as a Scuba diving instructor, a Lifeguard, an Aqua-aerobics, swimming instructor, and a US Coast Guard licensed Master Captain.
She has experience teaching and coaching sports for more than 39 years: including swimming, sailing, track and field, soccer, scuba diving and other water sports. She is also an accomplished Spanish teacher with 25+ years of experience teaching in Maryland. Additionally, Captain Suzy has management, marketing, and curriculum development experience. She owned a company, Capitana SOS, LLC – providing Captains, and chef to the Charter Industry for the last 7 years in the Caribbean and USA.
“I’ve been sailing internationally for over 35 years. My mission is to promote safety on the sea and to inspire other women to get involved in water sports.”