Samuel “Shark” Kahn

About me

  • Learned how to sail on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe
  • 15 years old
  • Take a lot of time off school for sailing
  • Have sailed from California to Hawaii 3 times
  • Besides sailing I do a lot of snowboarding, windsurfing and I play a lot of hockey


  • 1st Place, 2003 Melges 24 World Championship, San Francisco, CA
  • 1st Place, 2003 San Diego NOOD Regatta, Melges 24
  • 1st Place, Melges 24 Pacific Coast Championship
  • 1st to finish, 2001 Transpacific Yacht Race (Los Angeles to Honolulu)
  • 2001(youngest person ever to do a Transpac)
  • 1st to finish, 2003 Transpacific Yacht Race
  • 1st to finish, 2003 Coastal Cup (set a new record for fastest elapsed time (San Francisco to Catalina Island)
  • 2nd place, 2004 Key West Race Week, Melges 24
  • 2nd place, in a few etchell regatta’s in 2004 sailing season
  • 3rd to finish, 2002 Pacific Cup (San Francisco to Kaneohe bay, Hawaii )
  • 3rd place, 2004 Fall Dinghy Regatta, 505, San Francisco, CA
  • 3rd place, San Francisco NOOD Regatta, Melges 24
  • 4th place, 2004 Mumm 30 World Championship, Toronto, Canada
  • 6th place, 2004 Melges 24 World Championship, Marstrand, Sweden
  • January 2005 – Qualified for United States Sailing Team at Miami OCR in the 49er.